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Serve On The Step Up Chicago Chapter Board

Step Up

Jan. 1, 2019, 1 a.m. - Dec. 31, 2020, 1 a.m. EST

Are you passionate about helping teen girls break barriers and take their seat at the table? Step Up is currently seeking board members to serve on the Chicago Chapter board, beginning in the 2019 term.Step Up Chapter boards are fundraising boards, working under the strategic direction of the Step Up National Board. As a board member, you will help us amplify our message, expand our network, and raise resources to help sustain and grow our programming. Our goal is to have served 8,000 teen girls by 2020--and you can be a part of that impact through board leadership!Board candidates do not need to be experts in mentoring or fundraising--we train you! Successful board members are passionate about propelling teen girls to fulfill their potential and gain access to college and careers, excited to make connections for Step Up to corporate and individual supporters, and eager to engage in the programs you’re helping support. Board terms begin in January 2019, and initial terms are 2 years.WHAT TO DO NEXT:Interested in learning more? Sign up for one of our upcoming Board Info Session webinars, which will overview the board position, outline next steps, and allow time for questions. May 14, 8-9am. Info and RSVP here: www.suwn.org/events/event/801June 1, 8-9am. Info and RSVP here: www.suwn.org/events/event/802To see Step Up in action, consider mentoring at our Career Connections Conference on April 28. Details and RSVP here: http://www.suwn.org/events/chicago/event/722Please note that Step Up chapter boards are fundraising boards. Board members commit to an annual minimum give/get of $10,000, which includes an annual personal donation of $1000. Remaining funds are raised through corporate and grant dollars, event sponsorships and tickets, and individual donations. Prior fundraising experience or expertise is not required; Step Up's experienced board members and staff train and assist board members at each step in fundraising.

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20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Plant a Tree ($1 a Tree)

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times

Trees are the most efficient, natural carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbers on the planet. Planting a tree helps limit climate change, restart water cycles, keep deserts from spreading, and also provides vital natural resources to local communities. Every time you plant a tree on Brightest, you're making the world a little better (and more carbon neutral), while offsetting your personal carbon footprint. Each tree you plant offsets approximately 1% of a metric ton (MT) of CO2 each year. Healthy, protected trees live to be 50, 75, and often 100+ years old, making them one of nature's most important ecosystem protectors and climate change fighters. For easy reference, planting four to five new trees is equal to taking one car off the road for a year and neutralizing all its emissions and carbon footprint. By supporting this Brightest tree planting project, you'll help protect forest biodiversity, restore degraded land, fight climate change, and promote local economic development in front-line communities. Our partners work with local conservation groups, farmers, and tree planters in Brazil, California, Haiti, Peru, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tanzania to establish sustainable agroforestry systems using native tree species, create good-paying green jobs, and help protect the local environment. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a US 501 (c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Any contribution you make to plant trees with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

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Amazônia, Codajás

Be An Advocate. Fight Poverty. (chicago)

Results.org (The Power To End Poverty)

Flexible times

Do you wish that you could have a say in the policies that impact millions of people living in poverty here in the United States and around the world? Are you feeling overwhelmed by this political moment? Maybe you’ve been feeling the urge to do something but aren’t sure what...As a RESULTS advocate, you can stand up for issues of poverty, be heard, and make an impact. At RESULTS, we teach you the nuts and bolts of how to do that. We support you to be an advocate.RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.As a RESULTS volunteer, you will be an effective advocate in the fight against poverty. Practically, that means:Developing a relationship with your members of Congress so that when you get in touch, they listen.Meeting face to face with your members of Congress and their staff.Writing persuasive opinion pieces in the media.Getting support from your local RESULTS group monthly for training, updates, and action.Being part of a movement of people committed to ending the systemic and structural injustices that drive poverty.No advocacy experience? No problem. RESULTS provides comprehensive issue and advocacy skills training to all volunteers. We’ve been doing this for 39 years, and we know that change doesn’t happen just because we vote. It happens because you tell your members of Congress what you care about and what they can do about it. It happens because you make calls, you write letters, and you meet with decision makers face to face. Change happens because you demand it to happen.What are you waiting for? Step up. Speak out. Become a RESULTS advocate.Learn more at results.org.

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City Wide Opportunity
Chicago, Illinois 60607

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