Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Opportunity: Youth Board Member for America's Promise Alliance. 3-Year Term

America's Promise Alliance - Making the promise of America real for every child

Apply for our youth leadership position

Do you 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. 
Through 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 field. 

“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 Directors

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 August 24th!

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