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SCAYD seeks to expand board

Friday, November 23rd, 2012 | Posted by

The non-profit organization Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development (SCAYD) is currently looking to reinvigorate and expand its Board of Directors, which has seen a huge turnover recently, according to Jim Gattis, SCAYD’s executive director and counseling programs coordinator.

After losing several members, including board president Gina Belforte–former mayor and current city council member of Rohnert Park–there are three to four positions available to fill 9 to 11 seats, says Gattis.

Top consideration will be given to anyone with experience in non-profit planning, marketing, fund-raising, management or finance, but especially those who care about youth and families and have knowledge of issues related to SCAYD’s mission and goals: to help all people in need within the community reach their greatest potential for self-sufficiency and well-being.

The monthly time commitment is four to eight hours, including four to six hours to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, plus one to two hours for special projects.

The organization is the only family resource center in Rohnert Park, located at 7345 Burton Avenue, and provides all of the health and human services for the greater area, including Cotati, extending to populations from southern Santa Rosa to northern Penngrove.

The non-profit runs five core programs: youth education and employment; homeless prevention; resource assistance; youth substance abuse intervention; and counseling, including a recently opened countywide clinic in Rohnert Park for individuals, couples and families. These support services also include family advocacy, parent education, anger management workshops, Latino outreach services and emergency rental assistance.

If you’re interested in contributing your time, resources and ideas to the board at SCAYD, or want to learn more, call Jim Gattis at 793-9030, ext. 112.

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