As a key part of our mission, JCYS is committed to guiding young professionals to develop the skills needed for a lifetime of community service and philanthropy. Through our Board of Directors, JCYS provides guidance on non-profit governance, legislative policy, business programs, financial management and fundraising. JCYS Board Members are primarily between the ages of 26 and 40 years old and participate in a dynamic, comprehensive and intensive leadership development experience.
Board Members experience hands-on responsibilities through:
- Establishing the agency’s mission and strategic plan
- Overseeing the agency’s budget and investments
- Approving and monitoring facility improvements
- Championing the agency’s fundraising campaigns
- Amending by-laws
Through exposure to the full scope of the agency’s operations, Board Members are equipped to assume key leadership roles throughout JCYS and in the greater Chicago area.