The board and all sub-committees will continue to meet virtually until the COVID-19 Pandemic is resolved. There are no plans to meet at our Denville Location for at least 6 months.
Roots & Wings - a 401c3 non-profit located in Denville, NJ provides vital housing and social services to aged out foster youth between the ages of 18-24 years old. We currently provide housing in both Union and Morris Counties so that our young people are able to focus on their educations, working, and saving funds so that they may become fully self-sufficient upon their graduation from our program.
Roots & Wings is seeking 3-4 new board members with specific experience in fund development to partner with the Executive Director and other Fund Development sub-committee members to:
Develop and execute R&W's annual fundraising plan.
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
Overseeing organization of special events
Social Media / Marketing / Advertising
If you're interested in joining a dynamic organization that is helping to change the lives of aged-out foster youth please apply today or reach out to our Executive Director - Shaun Adams today at email@example.com.
For More Information about our organization check out www.rootsandwingsnj.org
About ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION
75 BLOOMFIELD AVE STE 303, DENVILLE, NJ 07834, US
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.
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!
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
75 Bloomfield AveSuite 303Denville, NJ07834
November 17, 2020
Social Media / Blogging
Grant Writing / Research
Resource Development / Management
Orientation or Training
The average time commitment ranges from 6-10 hours per month depending on your availability and involvement in events and sub-committees.