Posted on: April 10, 2018
Do you volunteer or financially support a non-profit or charitable organization (if more than one, pick one)?
What makes this organization special to you?
It’s an independent news organization covering the Philadelphia School District. I believe that our city needs an independent voice, working for quality, and equality, in our public schools.
I became involved with the Notebook’s board because the battleground for the fight for racial and social justice is public education, and the Notebook is an important ally, helping to create a culture of accountability.
I continue to work with the Notebook because it is an incredibly professional and hard-working organization at the center of a community that cares about the health of our public school system, the contributions of teachers and families, and the success of its students.
Do you volunteer your time or make regular donations of funds or goods?
Lots of time! I’m currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors. My family proudly makes a gift to the Notebook each year.
Do you host or plan fundraisers or events?
Yes, regularly – we host small events for members, house parties to raise awareness (and funds), and an annual event to celebrate the Notebook and honor student journalist and public education advocates.
Are you on its board or a committee?
Before I was Chair, I was Co-Chair, Vice-chair; I’ve served on the Personnel Committee, Finance Committee, and Governance Committee.
What is your favorite thing about the organization?
I’m so proud of our staff and the content they produce. It’s the only place in Philadelphia where you can go for truly in-depth analysis on really complex education issues. Its credibility and integrity are inspiring to me.
When did you start volunteering?
What made you support the organization?
I learned of the Notebook after completing the Young Involved Philadelphia’s Board Prep program (I highly recommend it for any young professional looking to get involved with a non-profit!).
Describe the organization in 3 words!
Equity, Quality, Impact
How can someone get involved?