San Francisco Beacon Initiative Associate Board
1 person is interested
About the San Francisco Beacon Initiative (SFBI)
The mission of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative is to work at the site and system level to transform public schools into youth and family-centered places of learning. Grounded in the community schools model/framework, Beacon Centers are committed to a cohesive, comprehensive, and collaborative approach that create pathways to lifelong learning and transformative experiences for youth and the adults who support them through advocacy, leadership, networking and program support. SFBI builds the capacity of leaders, staff and community based organizations by creating a strong network of connected Beacon Centers, supporting powerful leadership, and ensuring faithful implementation of the Beacon model. As a result of this work, we envision a future in which our community thrives, all schools are centered around the needs of youth and families, and youth reach the greatest heights of their potential, regardless of the color of their skin, the neighborhood where they live, their country of origin, or how much money they have.
About the Associate Board (AB)
We can’t transform schools alone. In a time and place with unprecedented wealth and resources - San Francisco in 2019 - our black and brown kids are still underperforming their white and Asian peers. The Associate Board (AB) will raise awareness about the needs, challenges, and assets of Schools and Community Based Organization (CBO) partnership, and raise funds to support SFBI’s work of building a strong network of connected Beacons and building the capacity of our Beacon leaders. In addition to the personal rewards of supporting an organization that does important and necessary work in our community, joining the AB is a great way to build your own leadership skills while building community with other fun and hardworking young professionals.
SFBI’s Associate Board is a group of emerging leaders who dedicate their time, talents, networks, and resources to raise awareness and support for the work and mission of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative.
The SFBI AB will meet every other month, for two hours each meeting, over the course of one year.
1) Attend at least 5 of the 6 annual meetings.
2) Contribute to the collective fundraising goal of raising $10,000.
3) Be passionate about raising awareness of the SFBI mission!
Associate Board Goals
1) Create inaugural associate board with a target of 10 members.
2) Raise $10,000 collectively as a board.
3) Secure at least one new corporate sponsor.
4) Secure three individual donors who each give over $500.
1) As an inaugural board member, you will have an opportunity to craft a strong and powerful foundation for the associate board to flourish for years to come.
2) Opportunity to have a leadership role in the social sector.
3) Opportunities to engage with youth programs in action, and to have future leadership and volunteer positions.
4) Recognition on website and relevant marketing materials.
5) The opportunity to build a community with other young professionals passionate about educational equity in San Francisco.
Interested? Complete this brief questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSef5dWH8q5Aw4OwxC_ByM_EPCeA5EgYr-X131w39PF8uk_OOw/viewform
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About San Francisco Beacon Initiative
2973 16th Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94103, US
The mission of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative is to work at the site and system level to transform public schools into youth and family-centered places of learning. Grounded in the community schools model/framework, Beacon Centers are committed to a cohesive, comprehensive, and collaborative approach that create pathways to lifelong learning and transformative experiences for youth and the adults who support them through advocacy, leadership, networking and program support.
The story of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative is one of intense collaboration among a large number of public and private funders, community based organizations, schools, and communities. SFBI began twenty years ago, when a group of visionary San Franciscans came together to form a planning committee to examine community school models from across the country. They were inspired by the very successful New York City Beacon school sites and imagined vibrant buildings open past instructional hours that would serve as hubs for enriching activities, expanding learning, and community building. They returned to San Francisco with the determination to capitalize on the underutilized value of school sites and subsequently the first Beacon Center opened in 1996. Over the next few years, Beacon Centers spread across San Francisco and are now in 8 priority neighborhoods.
The Beacon Program Model guides the programming that is offered at Beacon Centers by articulating four key areas of influence and their related goals. These activities not only supplement the school day but nurture the skills necessary to be successful in life and school. They close the gap between schools and community needs and broker strong partnerships through which more resources are available and services are better coordinated to achieve positive outcomes for our youth, families and communities. It is one of the first models of communities and schools working in partnership.
2973 16th Street, Suite 300San Francisco, CA 94103
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