To fulfill our Community Action National Performance Standards, the 12-member board of directors represents our community and the people we serve: one-third public sector (elected officials); one third private sector (business, nonprofit, education, faith-based, etc.); and one-third client sector (from groups self-organized among low-income community members).
Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access goes beyond requirements. Over 15 years ago the board convened the Latinx Advisory Committee (LAC), which has grown into a coalition of 150+ leaders, service providers and community members. With bilingual monthly meetings and public policy listening sessions, the LAC’s mission is to build relationships, develop leadership, and advise decision-makers.
Through the LAC, we increased diversity of the board by adding two youth board interns from the Mount Vernon High School Migrant Leaders Club.