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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: The Neighborhood

About The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood is a community engagement organization, based in the Washington, DC area. With the plethora of social injustices in underserved communities, the mission of The Neighborhood is to organize civic engagement activities that rebuild and strengthens underserved communities in DC wards 5-8 and Prince George's county. We aim to work with engaged community members, homeless individuals, urban youths, and local organizations in order to bridge together hope between community members and their neighborhood. Our goal as an organization is to create stronger, sustainable communities through our programs and special initiatives. We aim to achieve those goals by: creating educational materials and identifying educational opportunities for youth with limited access to these resources (education), beautifying the natural environments within these neighborhoods (environment), and providing opportunities for community members to be engaged in issues that impact their community (democratic governance).


About the Governance Board

The purpose of The Neighborhood Board is to provide strategic support to the development of the organization. As a voting entity, members of the board are able to govern the growth of the organization through financial contributions, participation in community events, and the establishment of organizational policies. Currently, the board term is 1 year but will transition to a 2-year term once staff members are hired.

Requirements: The following requirements must be met to be eligible as a board member:

  • Passion to improve social conditions in local, underserved neighborhoods
  • Interest in environmental justice and civic engagement issues
  • Reside in the DC Metropolitan Area (DMV)
  • Must pass a background check***

*** If you have a criminal background and are interested in serving on the board, please still apply.***


The Neighborhood is currently in the process of transitioning from a working board to a governance board. Members will be involved in responsibilities related to hr, operations, fundraising, and program development. Members of The Neighborhood Board will need to commit to supporting the work of the organization through the following sustainable actions:

  • Participate in at least two (2) virtual community events
  • When applicable, work alongside staff members to establish organizational policies
  • Attend at least three (3) of the quarterly board meetings
  • Make a minimum financial commitment of $500 annually either through personal contributions or peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Complete at least 20 hours of volunteer service hours annually with a local organization in the DC metropolitan area


Benefits

The following benefits are available to board members.

  • $300 stipend annually
  • Increased opportunities to be more involved in the well-being of underserved communities in the DC wards 5-8 and Prince George's county
  • Expansion of professional and community network

Stipend Provided

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

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.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Politics
Community, Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Po box 91284Washington, DC 20019

(38.89109,-76.94702)
 

SKILLS

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REQUIREMENTS

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