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Recruiting Organization: Projekt 48
Projekt 48 (P48) is a community outreach program transforming mental health care for K-12 students. Projekt 48 (P48) grew from a desire to share important scientific research with Black and Latinx communities most affected by chronic and complex trauma. In four years, P48 has reached over 1000 NYC students, social workers, and educators with educational content designed to create safer schools and communities.
The South Bronx is home to our work because it is the NYC neighborhood with the highest serious psychological distress rates. We partner with schools in the South Bronx, one of NYC's most impoverished areas, to improve mental health and educational outcomes using our evidence-based Mood Meter and our Brain Science Club curriculum. We aim to expand our transformative work to all schools in the Bronx by 2030.
To date, we have introduced the Mood Meter pilot to almost 200 middle school students at MS 581 in East New York, Brooklyn. Our results demonstrate that the model works. After using the Mood Meter,
- 70% of students report they better understand their feelings, and the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and actions,
- 70% of students report they better understand the way their brain works, and
- 70% of students developed a better understanding of the socio-emotional skills they need to be more successful in school.
We plan to replicate these results in the South Bronx. The project is improving mental health outcomes for many Black and Latinx children and their families. Click here to learn more about our Mood Meter.
During fiscal year 2022, P48 raised almost $250K. We project we will raise $750K in fiscal year 2023 and are actively recruiting three new Board members to help us navigate this exciting time of growth. Our Board directors will also help us launch Scientist for a Day, our corporate volunteer program that will begin in the fall. Persons interested in joining our Board should be able to commit to the following:
Board Member Commitment
- Attend and participate in at least four Board meetings for the fiscal year (one hour per meeting). Meetings are held in January, April, July, and November via Zoom.
- Give or fundraise at least $5000 each fiscal year (July-June) by establishing partnerships with new foundations and corporate partners and advertising our Brain Science Club to schools, youth organizations, and camps.
- Advise on key organizational priorities, challenges, and opportunities related to the growth of our transformative mental health model and programs.
Board members typically contribute their skills, knowledge, ideas, financial capital, and influence to advocate for and advance P48’s transformative work. They should be committed to advancing diversity (race, culture, differently-abled), and practice a team approach to leadership. This is a unique opportunity to have an exponential impact in the Bronx and long-term, all NYC neighborhoods.
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This opportunity is recurring
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