Join the board of a grassroots volunteer group working to bring equity in education to the students of Rochester, NY.
To take action to bring equitable funding to Rochester City students by: - Raising the urgent funds ($86 million) needed to provide basic services for the 2020-2021 school year. - Advocating for New York State to decrease the disparities in education between city and suburban neighbors by fulfilling their financial obligations.
The Rochester City School District (RCSD) is underfunded to a level that prevents it from providing a sound basic education to the children of this City. We believe that given adequate funding the RCSD can provide the education that our children deserve. We believe that this must be done in collaboration with the parents, teachers, district leadership and wider community of the City of Rochester.
We share REF’s core beliefs that the greater Rochester, NY community will respond to opportunities to support Rochester city school children. That strong city schools are an economic, cultural and social imperative for the future of Monroe County.
We believe that systemic racism in our school system and de jure racial segregation in our city has, and continues to, harm children of color in Rochester NY. These deliberately oppressive policies have led to a level of poverty for the children of Rochester which puts them at a significant educational disadvantage in comparison to the surrounding wealthy suburbs.
We commit to being an antiracist program. We will do that by challenging racial bias in ourselves and others and taking action to dismantle systemic racism in the non-profit sector, in education and elsewhere in our society.
We commit to tirelessly seeking the crisis funds that are needed for our schools today to address this crisis.
We commit to tirelessly advocating for the full funding of Foundation Aid to provide a long term solution to the chronic underfunding of our district.
We commit to distributing funds to the RCSD in a collaborative way that promotes agency in our community.
Expectations: ● Complete onboarding training ● Sign and adhere to conflict of interest policy ● Publicly promote Action for Education Equity and its mission ● Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work ● Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and fulfill them within reasonable timelines ● Stay informed about committee matters, prepare for meetings ● Collaborate with other advisory board members in the spirit of teamwork and inclusion ● Attend monthly meetings and actively participate in the advisory board decision making process ● Make a meaningful financial contribution to the fund every calendar year. The amount that is meaningful is a personal decision based on individual financial circumstances but at a minimum of $1 per calendar year.
The operating committee is composed of Finance and Governance, Fundraising, Volunteer Coordination & Outreach and Advocacy & Marketing.
To take action to bring equitable funding to city students in Rochester, NY by: raising the urgent funds ($86 million) needed to provide basic services for the 2020-2021 school year; and advocating for New York State to decrease the disparities in education between city and suburban neighbors by fulfilling its financial obligations.
Action for Education Equity is a group of community members dedicated to bringing equitable funding to the Rochester City School District (RCSD). RCSD is chronically underfunded and money is needed to provide the basic level of educational services to its students.
We are raising the urgent funds needed to provide basic service; & advocating for NY State to decrease the disparities between city and suburban students by fulfilling its financial obligations.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.