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Join the fight against poverty and childhood hunger when you volunteer with Hope for Single Moms! Help the children in single mom families thrive! HSM provides resources and removes barriers allowing women to return to school full-time to get a career education leading to economic independence.


Become part of a real-long term solution impacting two generations and providing hope and help today and a brighter future for both women and children when you join us.


If you’ve ever thought you want to leave a legacy of caring, then Hope for Single Moms has a great opportunity for you! We take single mom families out of high-risk poverty situations and transform families from poverty to prosperity. This happens by removing the barriers they have to a career education and providing the resources needed to become economically independent. The effects of poverty on the children are overcome by providing them with what they need today to have a better tomorrow--the hope for a brighter future.

There are over 29,000 single mom families in Kent County alone; nearly half live in poverty. Giving these families an opportunity for a better life takes a village; and board members are part of that village. As a board member you will have a front row seat to these family transformations, as well as cast the vision for future growth and opportunities for HSM.

HOPE FOR SINGLE MOMS has grown from a start-up in 2016 to a respected changemaker in West Michigan. We work intensely with families for about three years.

Our goal is for every child to thrive and every single mom to become financially self-sufficient - first in West Michigan, and then, throughout the state. In order to achieve these objectives, we need to develop our programmatic impact and our organizational capacity. We are seeking volunteer leaders, who have a passion to help single mom families thrive, a commitment to serve (it is a working board) and the time to serve, to join our dynamic board of directors.

Board members are actively involved in organizational governance, have the fiduciary responsibility of the organization, attend six-one hour bi-monthly board meetings, serve on a committee, as well as personally donate.

If you’re interested in using your expertise, perspective, experience and leadership to help give these families a better life, let’s continue the conversation. Please submit your resume to info@hsmgr.org

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About Hope for Single Moms

Location:

2130 BLUEBERRY DR NW, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49504, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to help the children in single mom families thrive; first in West Michigan and then throughout MI. HSM is taking single mom families out of high-risk poverty situations and giving them the tools they need to achieve, and maintain, economic independence. The main way we do that is by helping single parents become full-time students finish college or get a trade certification. Each family sets goals and receives a customized plan on how to achieve their goals. It is holistic, providing academics and life skills and family time during the education process and transition into the workforce. We invite people in the community to walk alongside a single mom to decrease the loneliness and isolation she feels, to give her hope and encourage her as a student parent on her journey to becoming financially stable and having children who thrive.

Description

Nearly half of single moms work minimum-wage jobs and are unable to pay all the bills. Hope for Single Moms uses a "teach-a-woman-to-fish" approach. With a better paying job, single moms can provide well for their children. With better food, children will grow better physically and do well academically. Hope for Single Moms is 100% donor-funded and volunteer-staffed. That means single moms NEED YOU to invest your time and resources to help them go back to school. By doing so you fight poverty and childhood hunger in single mom families. You not only change the world for two generations, but society for countless generations to come.

Our FREE career consultation not only gives single moms a career path and goal, but we assess whether she is ready to be successful at school, parenting and homework. We offer a network of support. Mentors and life assistance teams, academic tutors, babysitting and so much more. There are four pillars to our program. EDUCATION - A career education--college or trade. MENTORING - Academic (see our free career consultation), emotional, financial and spiritual. COMMUNITY - a single mom support group, community with other student parents, special events just for the moms, and family events. LIFE ASSISTANCE - This team serves as her second "family" and helps with the challenges life brings her way.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Faith-Based
Women
Community, Faith-Based, Women

WHEN

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WHERE

2130 Blueberry Dr NWGrand Rapids, MI 49504

(42.99482,-85.72196)
 

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • There are six 90-minute Board meetings a year each, as well as monthly email updates. Board members will also expand their leadership skills and involve their sphere of influence with the organization.
  • Board members attend an orientation meeting and follow-up conversations for three more months to continue the onboarding. They also attend our events, as well as the traditional board responsibilities.

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