HandsOn Jacksonville Provides Training To Become A Successful Boardmemeber
"We have many non-profit organizations that do amazing work across the First Coast. Without these organizations our community would be severely diminished," HandsOn Jacksonville CEO Judy Smith said. "But the volunteers who serve on non-profit boards govern those organizations and without good, proper governance things can happen."
The program is comprised of a one-day-a-month workshop for six months (Jan-June) and a year-long internship with a non-profit Board of Directors.
Because PACE is not part of the county school system, it relies on donations from the community to provide supplies to its approximately 180 girls, ages 12-17.
Blueprint for Leadership's goal is to raise $24,000 for supplies, ranging from microscopes and chemistry sets to posters that illustrate women who've made a difference in the world. The group also will spend June 10 at PACE refurbishing it's eight classrooms.
"We can do this, we can help these girls, but we need everyone in the community to help," Bill Hart, local business owner and member of the Blueprint for Leadership group, said.