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Volunteer Opportunities and Board Positions

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Volunteer Opportunity

Offer Valid: 11/17/2019 - 01/12/2020
Mission Statement: Front Porch Alliance is a social service agency working hand in hand with Kansas City’s Eastside residents and community partners to build opportunities for children and families to make positive, lasting changes in their lives and neighborhoods. We want every Eastside kid to be prepared for his or her future. Our programs offer support and life education, preparing underserved kids from birth through young adulthood to succeed, grow, and thrive.
 
All of FPA’s programs strive to meet our goals of:
• Providing families and children ages birth to five with resources and education needed to prepare children for kindergarten;
• Building personal relationships with kids who need more caring adults;
• Instilling attitudes of hope and personal accountability for building a good future; and
• Delivering expert guidance to children and parents in academic, life skills, and vocational fields
 
 
The Front Porch Alliance programming provides services to children of all ages and their families: Weekly one-on-one home visitation and parent education through Neighborhood Families; tutoring and mentoring to elementary-age students; robotics for fifth- and sixth-graders at Faxon Elementary School; and Teens in Tech, teaching computer skills, graphic design, and skills needed to prepare for the workforce or college. The agency is located in the recently renovated Linwood Area Ministry Place (LAMP). The LAMP renovation of these significant buildings at Linwood and Michigan has created a space for mission-driven organizations and will be transformative for the neighborhood. 
 
 
We seek passionate and compassionate board members with a diversity of perspectives and the enthusiasm and energy to help FPA carry out its mission. Experience in finance, marketing and communication, fundraising, governance, non-profit leadership, human resources, law, or event planning are highly desired.
Director’s terms are 3 years with the option of being elected for a second 3-year term. The board currently meets the fourth Monday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Front Porch Alliance carries D & O liability insurance.
Board members are expected to:
-Attend board meetings.
-Be a member of at least one board committee and attend monthly committee meetings.
-Participate financially, the amount to be determined by the board member, in fundraising efforts of Front Porch Alliance.         
-Act as advocates for Front Porch Alliance and its mission in the community.
-Be a part of the strategic planning for the present and future of Front Porch Alliance and its programs.
 
Please send resume with a cover letter explaining why you would like to join the FPA board and what skills you would bring to the board to:
Lisa Schellhorn, ejschellhorn@gmail.com, or to:
Front Porch Alliance
The Harold Thomas Center
3210 Michigan
Kansas City, MO 64109

Please visit the Front Porch Alliance website (http://frontporchalliance.org) to learn more about the programs and mission of this organization.
 

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