Board Member, Vice President of Fundraising

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Recruiting Organization: Chicago Mobile Makers

Chicago Mobile Makers is looking for new board members! This organization meets underserved

youth where they are, whether in school or their community, and brings them

skill-building design workshops they likely wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

CMM works with schools and communities primarily in the South and West sides of

Chicago, aiming to inspire the next generation of designers and architects to

diversify the field so that communities are built by and for all.

We are looking for new board members to fill the role of Vice President of

Operations, Secretary, Treasurer, and VP of Fundraising. For VPs of Operations

and Fundraising, we’re looking for people with several years of experience in

management/HR and fundraising/development with wide and deep networks to tap

into for advice and resources. All board members should be tech-savvy and

competent with virtual collaboration tools (email, Google Docs, video

conferencing, Trello, etc). This will be a working board and the anticipated

time commitment is 5-10 hours per month, depending on the season and events.

New board members will serve a one-year term and sign a board member contract that

outlines their responsibilities to CMM and CMM’s responsibilities towards them.

Board member orientation will take place in November and at that time, board

member duties and the meeting schedule will be finalized, based on board member

input. Board members need to reflect the ideals of the organization and the

communities it serves, so we’re looking for BIPOC professionals passionate and

skilled around youth, design, fundraising, and organizational development.

CMM is a dynamic organization with tremendous potential. The new board is a great

opportunity to collaborate with other dynamic professionals to push the

organization forward. Join us!

Chicago Mobile Makers creates programming that encourages Chicago youth to become

advocates and change-makers in their own communities through design-focused

skill-building workshops. Our objectives are threefold: 1. Engage and empower

youth through making and skill-building 2. Train and support future public

interest architects, designers, and makers 3. Advocate for social, economic,

gender, and racial diversity in the architecture and broader design fields.


in 2017, Chicago Mobile Makers is an arts and culture nonprofit that offers

design and problem-solving workshops to youth in Chicago, focusing on BIPOC

students in the South and West Sides, to encourage underrepresented youth to

become advocates and change-makers in their own communities. CMM’s mission is

to engage and empower youth through the power of creation and skill-building,

to train and support future public interest architects, designers, and makers,

and to advocate for equity and social, economic, gender, and racial diversity

in the architecture and broader design fields. CMM makes design and STEAM

education accessible to children in Chicago’s most disinvested neighborhoods.

In 2019, CMM engaged with more than 670 youth by hosting 150 design workshops

in 11 different neighborhoods, including Englewood, Little Village, East

Garfield Park, and Albany Park. In 2020, CMM unveiled the Mobile Makerspace:

what was formerly a USPS delivery truck is now a solar-powered mobile classroom

containing power tools, building materials, and digital fabrication tools.

Staff take this truck to community events and conduct pop-up events in

different locations. In 2021, CMM will open a permanent makerspace in Humboldt

Park in the Kimball Arts Center that will host classes and workshops in

addition to the mobile workshops.

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Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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