Dear NPU-V neighbor,
It is our desire to invite you, your neighbors, and others you may know across the NPU-V neighborhoods to apply to become a Board Member for the Community Investment Fund of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. The Atlanta Civic Site (ACS) is pleased to kick-off the 2015 Community Investment Fund (CIF) program, The Atlanta Civic Site partners with community members to fund resident-led projects in NPU-V neighborhoods that focus on ACS’s priority areas: Education Achievement, Neighborhood Transformation, and Family Economic Success. The Role of Community Investment Board Members
The Community Investment Board will review, select and manage funding for community projects, with support from ACS staff. Please note that Board members are not eligible to apply for Community Investment Fund grants; individuals interested in applying for funding should not apply for board positions. We will distribute more information about the grant application process once the Board has been assembled.
Below are some additional guidelines to consider before applying to the Board:
-The board will be comprised of a maximum of 13 people including one ACS staff member and up to 12 neighborhood representatives. We are seeking representation from all NPU-V neighborhoods;
-We ask that you disclose affiliations with groups that are currently active in NPU-V. For grant selection, Board members must recuse themselves from the decision making process if an organization that they are affiliated with applies to the fund;
-We are committed to assembling a Board that represents the diversity of the community.
-Emerging leaders or those who are new to community work are encouraged to apply;
-Board members will receive all training necessary to carry out their responsibilities, no prior experience is necessary;
-Board membership will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per month on average. This includes a required orientation, monthly meetings/workshops, and additional time for working
-We are requesting a commitment of approximately 8 months with the term ending December 31, 2015.
The ideal applicant is detail and deadline-oriented, has a strong commitment to NPU-V, and an interest in developing his/her leadership capacity. Semi-finalists will be interviewed the week of March 30th by a selection committee and finalized in April.
Board Member for the Community Investment Fund (CIF)
Board applications are due by close of business Tuesday, April 7. If you are interested in nominating an individual for Board membership, please provide his or her name and contact information to Tramunda Hodges (firstname.lastname@example.org), or pass along the application and encourage them to apply.
We want to recognize and express appreciation to the 2014 Board members for their commitment and service: Adam Stanley, Kysha Hehn, Quiana Ennis, Frederick Zak, Stanley Trammell, John Armour, Bobby Williams, Geoffrey Heard and Akia Lewis. Thank You!
We look forward to partnering with you and greatly appreciate your interest in developing a strong resident team to lead the Community Investment Fund.