The Carole Robertson Center for Learning has a unique governance structure that ensures those we serve have a strong voice in agency growth and development and that it maintains focus as a family-centered and community-driven agency. Agency by-laws require that the majority of the Board of Directors is comprised of constituent representatives, such as current or former parents of a Center participant or alumni of the Center’s programs. These board members bring a deep understanding and first-hand experience of the Center’s programs and the communities served. In addition, the Board of Directors includes community representatives who bring a range of outside expertise and experiences along with a commitment to community-based work.
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include: planning the long range future of the Center, assuring adequate financial support for the organization, providing leadership in fundraising, adopting policies to govern the affairs of the Center, evaluating program and organizational effectiveness, and employing and supervising a qualified Chief Executive Officer to manage daily operations and implement the goals and objectives of the agency.
The Board of Directors elects Community Representatives when such vacancies arise. Terms of membership are two years. Membership requires participation in at least one committee, fulfillment of an annual fundraising commitment, and attendance at meetings monthly, special events, and Board retreats. We look for those with an interest in community-based work, early childhood education, youth development, parent leadership, and non-profit management.
For more information on board responsibilities and board membership, contact Jennifer Leigh, Executive Project Specialist, at 312.243.7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.