National Junior Board Member - Chicago/Baltimore
Although this is a virtual opportunity, we are looking for people who reside in Chicago or surrounding areas OR Baltimore (and surrounding areas).
My husband Luis and I created SoulPhamm, a sports and arts program for kids in New York and New Jersey. The goal of SoulPhamm is to create engaging and unique competitive and performing experiences for young people. In January, 2021 Luis, my partner and very best friend, died suddenly and although the loss hurts, I am compelled to open SoulPhamm and now dedicate it to his memory. But I need help!
Both Luis and I grew up in high crime, low resource, under-served areas and our biggest desire was to provide an outlet for young people to be involved with something positive. Involvement in SoulPhamm is by no means the ONLY answer to what we experience in these neighborhoods, but we do believe it is a small part of a solution.
We are literally just an infant and are piloting our program in New York (we were were from) and New Jersey (where I am now). Next year (2022-2023) we will pilot SoulPhamm in Chicago, Baltimore and Nigeria and are looking to convene a planning team for those areas now through the development of a National Junior Board that will help us figure out the need for and logistics of developing a SoulPhamm extension in Chicago and Baltimore.
The Board would meet two evenings per month via Zoom starting in December (generally a 6pm or 7pm EST start) depending on the schedules of the Board.
Interested candidates should respond with a short note telling us about themselves - specifically outlining their connection to Chicago/Illinois and/or Baltimore/Maryland.
You can learn more about SoulPhamm and Coach Luis at www.soulphamm.org. No phone calls please. Thanks for your interest!
About Friends of MJHS
Post Office Box 823, Rahway, NJ 07065, US
The mission of MJHS is to aid in the provision of quality education and sound character building programs for young people.
Friends of MJHS ("Friends") is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of generating contributions, pledges and funds for the development and ongoing support of Citadel Academy Prep School (CAPS), a school that will provide students in grades 6-8 with a high quality Christian education through a well balanced, yet challenging curriculum that ministers to the spirit, soul and body.
Friends will also provide funds, management and ongoing support of The SoulDeevas Performing Arts Company, a character building sports and arts program that will serve all youth regardless of their religious affiliation. The SoulDeevas will include programs that provide activities, resources and support during critical out-of-school time hours in a safe, nurturing environment that works from a strengths-based, youth development perspective.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
November 4, 2021
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
- Must be at least 18
- Two hours per month
- Illinois or Maryland resident strongly preferred.