Holy Family Ministries provides opportunities for children and adults from Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences and become effective leaders. With nearly 600 children served across 4 programs, we nurture the "go-getter" spirit in youth, and that is where leadership and success take root. To learn more, visit our website: www.hfm.org
We are in search of individuals interested in serving on our Board of Directors. As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the Board is responsible for:
Determining the mission and purposes of the organization
Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Chief Executive Officer
Strategic and Organizational planning
Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
Fundraising and resource development
Approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
Enhancing the organization’s public image
Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization
Each individual Board member is expected to:
Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
Give a meaningful personal financial donation
Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
Participate fully in one or more committees
Further, Board members are expected to:
Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Holy Family Ministries
3415 W. Arthington, Chicago, IL 60624, US
We provide opportunities for children and adults in Chicago's underserved neighborhoods to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences and become effective leaders.
Located in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, Holy Family Ministries is a not-for-profit organization operating four programs for at-risk youth:
Holy Family School (K-8)
Little Learners Academy Preschool (State funded preschool and child care center)
Adventures in Learning (Ambitious enrichment programming before school/after school/summer)
The Peace Exchange (A cross cultural program in peace studies for aspiring young adult leaders.)
Holy Families’ programs are offered "first-come, first-served" without regard to religion, race, previous academic achievement, or ethnicity. Families pay a fee based on income, approximately 25% of the full cost.
Holy Family School Outcomes & Achievements
30 year history of excellence in elementary and preschool education.
99% of graduates enrolled into private, charter and selective-enrollment high schools over the past five years.
School-wide average exceeded the national average on the Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress test (NWEA MAP).
Cheryl Collins, HFS Principal, honored at White House as a National Distinguished Principal.
Jamie Lambert, middle school science teacher, was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple Award.
Accredited by AdvancED (North Central Association.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
November 3, 2020
Resource Development / Management
Orientation or Training
4 quarterly Board meetings, as well as specific committee meetings as outlined by Committee chair.