Opportunity: Youth Board Member for America's Promise Alliance. 3-Year Term
know of a young leader who could help guide America’s Promise
Alliance through an unprecedented time? Are they passionate about
education, mental health, racial equity, or other issues that affect
young people across the country? If so, we encourage you to share the
opportunity with them to apply to
be a leader at America’s Promise Alliance!
WHO: We’re searching for applicants aged 18-24 who can
help guide our vision for education and youth development by serving
a three-year term on our Board of Directors or the Board of Trustees.
Applicants from anywhere in the U.S. are invited to apply.
WHAT: America’s Promise Alliance is guided by the principle
that all young people should have a voice and a role in decisions
impacting their education and future. America’s Promise is currently
recruiting young leaders for two leadership groups:
The Board of
Directors supports the
mission and vision of the organization and provides strategic
organizational governance. Youth and adult members guide the
organization towards success by ensuring ethical and legal
management and adequate resources to aid its mission.
The Board of Alliance Trustees is a group of over 40 leaders of national organizations
across all sectors and young leaders. These trustees help shape
America’s Promise Alliance’s programmatic strategies and help
advise the Board of Directors on programmatic work based on the
needs of the youth-serving sector.
participating in annual convenings in Washington (or virtually),
serving as a spokesperson and ambassador for America’s Promise, and
participating in important conversations on how to improve on our
mission, members of both groups have a prominent role in steering
America’s Promise Alliance toward a stronger path towards working
with young people, not just for them.
WHEN:The deadline to apply is Monday, August 24, and
applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
WHY:Participating on the Board of Directors or the Board
of Trustees is an excellent opportunity to build professional and
personal connections, enhance your resume, cultivate and hone
leadership skills, and expand your knowledge of the youth-serving
“Sitting next to great leaders in the nonprofit world
and being able to talk to them as equals is something powerful that
will always stick with me. I came to America’s Promise Alliance as a
high school senior, who was living through the very issues that
people talked about and as someone who felt they had a responsibility
to solve them. I leave America’s Promise Alliance as a college
student, who now actively helps young people in his community towards
reaching and growing their own aspirations regardless of school
district, neighborhood, income-level, or race through my own
nonprofit, DFW Champion Youth.”
— Isaac Espinal, Current Youth Member, Board of
If you know of a young person looking to serve their
peers and young people from around the country,
please encourage them to submit an application by