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ORGANIZATION: Children's Literacy Network

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Expectations & Responsibilities of Board Members

The Children’s Literacy Network is a not-for-profit organization providing educational programs in the greater Ann Arbor area extending throughout Washtenaw County.

The Board of Directors provides expertise, experience and effort to help guide CLN policy, planning and operations to meet both current objectives as well as long term goals. The board meets monthly and operates with standing and special committees that meet on an as-required basis. The Children’s Literacy Network looks to each member of its Board of Directors for to assume the following responsibilities:

1) Service: A board member will directly contribute to the well-being of the Children’s Literacy Network through personal expertise and effort, by regularly attending board meetings and by serving on a standing or special committees and by attending organization events. A minimum attendance of 75% of board meetings is expected.

2) Fundraising: Each Director is expected to make an annual personal contribution to the Children’s Literacy Network in keeping with his/her ability. In addition, board members will actively engage in fundraising in whatever way is best suited to them.

3) Community Support: Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to publicly support the Children’s Literacy Network and help lend it credibility and influence in the community. Board members should act as ambassadors of goodwill for the Children’s Literacy Network and seek increased support in his or her individual segment of the community.

4) Fiscal responsibility: By assisting in the planning/preparation of the annual budget, understanding the budget and monitoring the Children’s Literacy Network’s financial affairs the board member fulfills his/her fiduciary responsibility.

5) Legal responsibility: The board member will know and understand the Children’s Literacy Network’s operations and help to implement policies and programs, thus fulfilling the legal responsibilities of a board member.

Additional Information:

  • Terms: Board members are elected for two year terms, renewable for three terms or a total of six years. Board members may be appointed to serve out a vacant position until the next election and that appointment does not count in the six year election limitation.
  • Time Commitment: Board members must anticipate approximately three hours of service monthly outside of board meetings by serving on a committee, attending event or meetings on behalf of CLN.
  • Meeting Schedule: The board meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Expectations & Responsibilities of Board Members

    The Children’s Literacy Network is a not-for-profit organization providing educational programs in the greater Ann Arbor area extending throughout Washtenaw County.

    The Board of Directors provides expertise, experience and effort to help guide CLN policy, planning and operations to meet both current objectives as well as long term goals. The board meets monthly and operates with standing and special committees that meet on an as-required basis. The Children’s Literacy Network looks to each member of its Board of Directors for to assume the following responsibilities:

    1) Service: A board member will directly contribute to the well-being of the Children’s Literacy Network through personal expertise and effort, by regularly attending board meetings and by serving on a standing or special committees and by attending organization events. A minimum attendance of 75% of board meetings is expected.

    2) Fundraising: Each Director is expected to make an annual personal contribution to the Children’s Literacy Network in keeping with his/her ability. In addition, board members will actively engage in fundraising in whatever way is best suited to them.

    3) Community Support: Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to publicly support the Children’s Literacy Network and help lend it credibility and influence in the community. Board members should act as ambassadors of goodwill for the Children’s Literacy Network and seek increased support in his or her individual segment of the community.

    4) Fiscal responsibility: By assisting in the planning/preparation of the annual budget, understanding the budget and monitoring the Children’s Literacy Network’s financial affairs the board member fulfills his/her fiduciary responsibility.

    5) Legal responsibility: The board member will know and understand the Children’s Literacy Network’s operations and help to implement policies and programs, thus fulfilling the legal responsibilities of a board member.

    Additional Information:

    • Terms: Board members are elected for two year terms, renewable for three terms or a total of six years. Board members may be appointed to serve out a vacant position until the next election and that appointment does not count in the six year election limitation.
    • Time Commitment: Board members must anticipate approximately three hours of service monthly outside of board meetings by serving on a committee, attending event or meetings on behalf of CLN.
    • Meeting Schedule: The board meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Expectations & Responsibilities of Board Members

      The Children’s Literacy Network is a not-for-profit organization providing educational programs in the greater Ann Arbor area extending throughout Washtenaw County.

      The Board of Directors provides expertise, experience and effort to help guide CLN policy, planning and operations to meet both current objectives as well as long term goals. The board meets monthly and operates with standing and special committees that meet on an as-required basis. The Children’s Literacy Network looks to each member of its Board of Directors for to assume the following responsibilities:

      1) Service: A board member will directly contribute to the well-being of the Children’s Literacy Network through personal expertise and effort, by regularly attending board meetings and by serving on a standing or special committees and by attending organization events. A minimum attendance of 75% of board meetings is expected.

      2) Fundraising: Each Director is expected to make an annual personal contribution to the Children’s Literacy Network in keeping with his/her ability. In addition, board members will actively engage in fundraising in whatever way is best suited to them.

      3) Community Support: Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to publicly support the Children’s Literacy Network and help lend it credibility and influence in the community. Board members should act as ambassadors of goodwill for the Children’s Literacy Network and seek increased support in his or her individual segment of the community.

      4) Fiscal responsibility: By assisting in the planning/preparation of the annual budget, understanding the budget and monitoring the Children’s Literacy Network’s financial affairs the board member fulfills his/her fiduciary responsibility.

      5) Legal responsibility: The board member will know and understand the Children’s Literacy Network’s operations and help to implement policies and programs, thus fulfilling the legal responsibilities of a board member.

      Additional Information:

      • Terms: Board members are elected for two year terms, renewable for three terms or a total of six years. Board members may be appointed to serve out a vacant position until the next election and that appointment does not count in the six year election limitation.
      • Time Commitment: Board members must anticipate approximately three hours of service monthly outside of board meetings by serving on a committee, attending event or meetings on behalf of CLN.
      • Meeting Schedule: The board meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month.

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About Children's Literacy Network

Location:

1100 N Main St, Suite 207, ANN ARBOR, MI 48104, US

Mission Statement

Growing Readers for Life! Children’s Literacy Network’s mission is to design and implement literacy-based programs to provide equitable opportunities for children to develop a love of reading and books. We are a volunteer-based nonprofit agency established in 1991, dedicated to closing the book and reading achievement gap to keep low-income students from falling further behind their more affluent peers. Children's Literacy Network (CLN) accomplishes this goal through innovative programming at the early childhood and school-age levels.

Description

For 31 years CLN has provided literacy programs to 400,000 young readers in Washtenaw County, distributing more than a million dollars in new high-quality books to low-income children, creating home libraries for families who need them most. CLN’s current continuum of services and the growth in scope and programming could not have been foreseen by CLN’s founders. Nevertheless, the original goals of the organization remain the same. CLN’s services are useful and empowering for parents, and critical to narrowing the achievement gap between students of different neighborhoods and resources. CLN is committed to meeting ongoing literacy needs, and is dynamic and determined to work with community partners to meet emergent and urgent needs.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Education & Literacy
Board Development, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

1100 North Main Streetsuite 207Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(42.26718,-83.75061)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • IT Management
  • Legal (General)
  • Graphic Design
  • Database Administration

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Under 4 hours a month
  • There is a financial requirement. This is a working board.

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