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Literacy Organization Board Recruiting

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ORGANIZATION: Reading in Motion

  • 2 people are interested
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To apply see the link below:
https://forms.gle/mCyFwuHoeE6dA7GP9


About Us:
Reading In Motion, A Chicago-based non-profit that provides individualized arts-infused literacy training and resources for educators, parents, and young students in underserved communities is seeking volunteer leaders to join its dynamic board of directors. More information on Reading In Motion is available at https://readinginmotion.org

Board members are actively involved in organizational governance, and are expected to attend monthly board meetings, participate in at least one board committee, make a personal financial contribution, raise at least $5,000 annually, and manage at least three donor or community partner relationships.

The board needs a variety of skills, with a strong emphasis on board candidates with accounting, human resource, legal, and media expertise, as well as those connected to the local workforce development agency, foundations, organized labor, cultural organizations, and communities of color.

The Nominating Committee is currently accepting applications, and those interested in board service can complete this application and send it to Julie Reeder, Director of Development at jreeder@readinginmotion.org

More opportunities with Reading in Motion

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Reading in Motion

Location:

332 South Michigan Ave, Suite 121-R13, Chicago, IL 60604, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to get every student reading at or above grade level within the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts, especially students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support. To accomplish our mission, we partner with schools and train their teachers to deliver an engaging and innovative reading improvement program, Benchmarks, for 50 minutes a day during school hours throughout the school year. We target schools with poor reading scores and high percentages of low-income students where we provide our specialized Coaches and other services on-site to inspire students to learn and teachers to grow. Established in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, we have served more than 50,000 students and dramatically improved their reading skills.

Description

Since 2003, we have partnered with hundreds of schools in under-resourced neighborhoods in Chicago and trained their teachers to deliver our engaging, innovative reading improvement program in the classroom. The results are outstanding. By the end of each school year, students in Reading In Motion classrooms are consistently achieving their grade-level reading goals. Even in the face of declining progress within Chicago Public Schools (CPS), our students have continued to excel. To date, we have improved the reading skills of more than 50, 000 students. Every year thousands more gain the potential to fulfill their dreams, to become the next president, inventor, writer, teacher and the potential to help end the cycle of illiteracy that exists in under-resourced communities.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Legal (General)
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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