We are currently recruiting mid-to-late career professionals to join existing A+ Advisory Boards at schools across Baltimore City.
Business Volunteers Maryland’s A+ Advisory Boards are groups of 5-7 volunteers who lend their talents, skills, and connections to support one Baltimore City school principal and their school community. Serving as an Advisory Board member is a unique opportunity to directly contribute to schools and their leadership. We currently have 120+ volunteers serving as A+ Advisory Board members in 23 schools across the city.
A+ Advisory Board Members serve in three ways as:
- Ambassadors: By advocating for the school and leveraging networks
- Advisors: By offering professional skills and acting as a ‘think tank’
- Action Teams: By fundraising and providing hands-on support
New Advisory Board Candidates are asked to:
- Make a one-year commitment to a school, from June 2018 through June 2019
- Regularly attend advisory board meetings. Meeting frequency is set by each school team, from 1 x each month to 4 x a year.
- Actively contribute and engage their time, network and resources.
- Commit to ongoing communication with your board.
- Complete an interest form by May 30 at 5:00 to connect with a school in one of two ways:
- Attend an Information + Connection Session on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 pm to meet Principals and Advisory Board Members from participating school communities and learn more about the program.
- Agree to allow us to share your contact information with school leaders who will be able to reach out to you directly.
We will be hosting two half-hour conference calls to provide a brief overview of the opportunity at noon on Thursday, May 10 or at noon on Tuesday, May 22. To join either call, please dial 712-775-7031 and enter meeting ID 175-192-266. Alternatively, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-366-6030.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions at email@example.com or 410-366-6030.
A one-page flyer about this opportunity is available for download – A+ Boards – Volunteer Opportunity – 2018.
ABOUT BUSINESS VOLUNTEERS’ PENCIL PROGRAM
The Business Volunteers’ PENCIL Program builds and supports customized relationships between school leaders in Baltimore City schools and volunteers from the private and civic sectors to support school success.
Education is a top interest area for many businesses as well as their employees, but finding a way to meaningfully contribute can be challenging. During this time of historic fiscal and educational challenges, the need for committed advisers and ambassadors for schools is critical.
Since 2011, we have brokered more than 100 school-based partnerships, projects & advisory boards between businesses, individuals and schools and we invite you to join us in supporting the everyday efforts of students, school staff and families across our city.
| Business Volunteers Maryland’s A+ Advisory Boards are groups of 5-7 volunteers who lend their talents, skills, and connections to support one Baltimore City school principal and their school community. We currently have 120+ A+ Board members serving at 23 schools across the city. |
A+ Advisory Board Members serve in three ways as:
• Ambassadors: By advocating for the school and leveraging networks
• Advisors: By offering professional skills and acting as a ‘think tank’
• Action Teams: By fundraising and providing hands-on support
|One business. One school. Each of our PENCIL School-Business Partnerships is unique and based on an assessment of the needs, goals, and desired contributions of each partner. We then help to scope, launch, and facilitate a relationship and a myriad of volunteer opportunities for employees to use their time and talents in support of one school community.
Opportunities are ongoing. Please contact us via 410-366-6030 x213 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
My advisory board experience has been a great way to connect with a school community and really feel like I’m having an important impact. Being a board member and getting to know Cecil has made me realized how stretched thin schools are, especially now in Baltimore. To be another set of champions and advocates that the school can turn to when they need anything from a few lines for a grant application a volunteer day organized seems to be a comfort to the school which, in turn, is fulfilling for us.
– Emily Pytell, Cecil Elementary School A+ Advisory Board Member
School Business Partnerships
|Armistead Gardens Elementary Middle School||Pompeian Olive Oil|
|Benjamin Franklin High School||PricewaterhouseCoopers|
|City Springs Elementary School||CareFirst|
|Commodore John Rogers Elementary Middle School||Transamerica|
|Maree G. Farring Elementary Middle School||Under Armour|
|Westport Academy Elementary Middle School||M&T Bank|
|Wolfe Street Academy||JMI Equity|
A+ Advisory Boards
|Arlington Elementary Middle School||Gwynns Falls Elementary School||Morrell Park Elementary Middle School|
|Barclay Elementary Middle School||Harford Heights Elementary School||North Bend Elementary Middle School|
|Bay Brook Elementary Middle School||Harlem Park Elementary Middle School||Robert W. Coleman Elementary School|
|Callaway Elementary School||Highlandtown Elementary School #215||Vanguard Collegiate Middle School|
|Cecil Elementary School||Johnston Square Elementary School||Walter P. Carter Elementary Middle School|
|Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School||Lockerman Bundy Elementary School||William Paca Elementary School|
|Glenmount Elementary Middle School||Lyndhurst Elementary School||Yorkwood Elementary School|
|Graceland Park /O'Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School||Medfield Heights Elementary School|