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ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION

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M & T
Two Current RISE Young People

Roots & Wings invites dynamic individuals that believe deeply in furthering our mission to apply for one of three available board seats. As we embark on planning and executing a capital campaign we are in need of board members with expertise in the following areas: real estate development, marketing & advertising, fundraising, and capital campaigns.

The time commitment is 10-15 hours per month, which includes attending monthly board meetings, and participating in one of four sub-committees - Governance, Fund Development, Strategy & Planning, Finance.

Roots & Wings is a proven intervention, helping aged-out foster youth rise to their highest potential!

If you would like additional information or to view the board member job description please feel free to reach out directly to our Executive Director, Shaun Adams at Shaun.Adams@rootsandwingsnj.org.

Thank you,
Shaun Adams, LCSW
Executive Director

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About ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION

Location:

75 BLOOMFIELD AVE STE 303, DENVILLE, NJ 07834, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Roots and Wings is to provide motivated young adults who age out of the foster care system of New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them towards self-sufficiency.

Description

Remember turning 18? Maybe heading off to college or starting a new job? Now imagine attempting these milestones without the support of your family -- without parents to encourage, guide, and come home to. This is the reality for 600 - 800 young adults in New Jersey exiting foster care every single year. They struggle to navigate alone in a world in which they are ill-equipped to thrive. Study after study shows these young adults are at extremely high risk for unemployment, poor educational outcomes, early parenthood, increased rates of incarceration and homelessness. Only 27% of aged out foster youth either complete high school or obtain a GED and only 6% graduate from college.

Many of the young people that we serve have lived in over 15 foster homes within the first 18 years of their lives. Several have lived in more than 20 foster homes, that is more than one foster home per year! That is just not acceptable to us. Roots and Wings is an organization that provides safe and stable housing, so that our clients can begin to heal from years of trauma, begin to figure out who they are, and take the next steps in becoming truly self-sufficient.

You can make a difference with us! Our model works -- we have the outcomes to prove it -- and we couldn't do it without volunteers. Please consider applying to join our amazing board and collaborate with a strong, dynamic group of staff members completely dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 Hours Per Month
  • Willingness to roll-up sleeves and help the agency fundraise and build our first community housing program in Morris County. This community facility will help us to change the lives of aged out foster youth for the better!

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