Quick Overview: Form, lead, and become part of a team in The Eartways non-profit organization.
Organization Name and Website: The Earthways, http://bigeqcampaign.org
Mission or Broader Program Description: Only about 10% of Los Angeles and California schools fully implement the programs and practices of social-emotional learning despite their proven positive effects on academic success as well as mitigating the negative realities of school violence, disengagement, drug usage, digital addiction, and suicides. The Earthways project named The California Social Emotional Learning Alliance has a dominantly LA-based membership composed of 200 educators, program providers and members of community organizations who have come together to take grassroots actions to overcome public ignorance of and bureaucratic resistance to implementing these remarkable learnings in all state schools. Earthways companion project, the Big EQ Campaign, is a media-focused advocacy campaign (advertising and public relations) meant to overcome parent and public ignorance of these game-changing programs and practices and drive support for them. Mayor Garcetti is among the campaign's endorsers. The senior leadership of both organizations is provided by Jay Levin, founder of the LA Weekly.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer will be coordinating a variety of member action teams already in place or being built and well as helping to expand on our current 85 organization members, As with any operational and general management, you would stay apprised of and lead/coordinate the leaders of the institutional efforts listed in the Overview above, helping with recruitment if needed, and also integrate those responsible for information flow.
Requirements: Be very well organized and able to handle details and develop strategic and tactical plans. Be good with people, creative when needed, enjoy a supportive leadership role, and be a self-starter. Bi-lingual in Spanish would be helpful but not a deal breaker if not.
Time Commitment: A flexible work availability schedule is of value.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
- Issue Area(s): Pro-Bono, Adult Education
- Population Served: Other
- Age Minimum (with Adult): 55+, Minimum Age:55+
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