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ORGANIZATION: Behind the Book

  • 9 people are interested
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Behind the Book’s (BtB) mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs. Our programs take place in historically underserved K-12 public schools and align to school curricula as well as the Common Core Learning Standards.

BtB’s Young Executive Board (YEB) provides young New York City professionals with the opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills while helping the organization make a difference in NYC public schools. The YEB members are ambassadors for BtB’s immersive literacy programs. They help BtB grow through fundraising and using their skills and knowledge on behalf of the organization to expand its reach.

How it Works

As part of the YEB, you will volunteer your time and expertise to Behind the Book through outreach, fundraising, bimonthly, and strategic support. In addition to working alongside an intelligent and passionate group of young professionals, you will partner with the Board of Directors to help reach the direction and goals of the organization.

Components of a Stellar YEB Member

  • You are passionate about reading and can rattle off your top 5 favorite books
  • without taking a breath
  • Have a network of 50+ in the New York City area
  • You are a fundraising whiz and know how to "rally the troops" to attend and support board events
  • You live and/or work in New York City
  • You are excited to get involved with an organization where you can make an immediate impact

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About Behind the Book

Location:

216 West 135th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10030, US

Mission Statement

Behind the Book is a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula and meet Common Core Learning Standards, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they teach a genre of writing and guide students in creating their own writing projects based on the theme of the author's book. BtB programs have a successful record of building comprehension skills and motivating engaged readers at schools around the city.

Description

Behind the Book is a non-profit literacy organization that brings authors into high-needs New York City public schools to enhance the literacy skills of pre-K-12 students. Our innovative programs are part of the class curricula and and meet Common Core Learning Standards.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Board Development, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

216 West 135th StreetGround FloorNew York, NY 10030

(40.81543,-73.94456)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Event Design & Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 1-5 hours per month.
  • YEB members are responsible for paying $275 in dues each fiscal year, as well as an additional give/get, and are expected to volunteer and attend events and bimonthly (virtual) meetings. Contact info@behindthebook.org for the application.

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