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ORGANIZATION: Creative Art Works

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We are seeking a few new volunteer board members in our normal course of our business. Interested candidates meet the Board President and the Executive Director and are efficiently vetted by our Board Development and Board Nominating Task Forces; nominees can be elected anytime throughout the year.

More opportunities with Creative Art Works

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Creative Art Works

Location:

100 W 33rd St, Suite 1026, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1986, Creative Art Works seeks to empower young people through the visual and multimedia arts. Our programs equip children, teens and young adults with essential tools and skills; connect them with community, academic success and career opportunities; and inspire them to reach for new possibilities. Working in underserved neighborhoods of NYC, in public schools, community centers, parks, supportive housing, and juvenile justice settings, CAW provides dynamic creative youth development for those who otherwise lack access. Our programs build confidence, unlock a love of learning, and teach valuable technical and social-emotional skills while creating profound connections between our young constituents, their art and their communities. Students are never charged for participation.

Description

CAW enacts its mission through four core programs: Public Art Youth Employment, In-School, Out-of-School-Time, and Community Art-Making. Programs not only expose students to the arts, but encourage personal growth, community engagement, and positive academic behaviors. Through CAW programs, youth develop tangible creative, employment, and life skills including leadership, teamwork, and responsibility.

CAW serves NYC children, teens and young adults aged 4-24 in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Of the youth served, 97% are of color (the vast majority being Black, African American, and Latinx) and 96% are low income. Many face compounding challenges including recent arrival in the US, lack of engagement in school, justice involvement, foster care, and/or transitional housing.

In our last fiscal year, CAW served over 2,000 youth:

  • 263 Youth Apprenticeships in the digital arts & through the creation of large-scale public art
  • 300+ participants with 11 Out-of-School-Time programs
  • 1,199 students with 13 In-School arts integration programs
  • 393 young people and their family members through Community Art-Making events.

CAW is seeking to expand its board, particularly new candidates reflecting the communities we serve with a passion for our mission. Board service with Creative Art Works empowering under-resourced youth through the arts offers an opportunity to serve a lean, mission-focused organization, while contributing palpable impact and building capacity.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Arts Administration
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approx. 6-8 hours a month
  • Board meetings take place 6 times per year, generally in midtown. Directors are re-elected annually and are expected to serve for a min of 2-3 years. The organization’s “Give Get” and committee engagement will be discussed with potential candidates.

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