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Associate Board

Welcome to Covenant House New York’s Young Professional Associate Board.  We are a group of dynamic, passionate, and dedicated young professionals who serve young people living at Covenant House.  Over the last 4 years, Associate Board has raised over a million dollars for kids.

The Associate Board is founded on four main pillars:

1. Fundraising

The Covenant House New York Associate Board is, first and foremost, a fundraising board.  Each member is expected to fundraise a minimum of $2,000 annually (January 2019 – December 2019).  This amount can be raised by participating in Sleep Out, running for the Covenant House Home Team (endurance athlete program), “Do-It-Yourself” fundraising projects, fundraising trips to Latin America (when available), personal contributions, employer matching and/or grants, and in-kind donations.

2. Sleep Out

Each member is expected to participate in, and recruit for, at least one Sleep Out every year.  All Associate Board members are eligible to participate in the Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition, which will be held on March 22, 2019.  Additionally, Associate Board members may also be eligible to participate in other Covenant House Sleep Outs (e.g. Women Unite, Executive Sleep Out, or a 2019 Industry Edition).

3. Service 

Each member is expected to participate in at least three Covenant House service activities annually.  Service activities come in many forms, including but not limited to: a) Job Readiness Training, hosted by the ‘Cov Works’ vocational team, (b) Associate Board-hosted Monthly Service Activities, held once per month, and (c) Corporate Service Days,  hosted by the ‘Cov Works’ vocational team in partnership with the Associate Board Member’s employer. Additionally, as Covenant House New York continues to serve young people in the safest, most effective way possible, Associate Board Members may be asked to complete certain volunteer trainings Covenant House New York administers throughout the year.  In these cases, multiple trainings will be offered and appropriate notification will be given in advance.

4. Meeting Participation

Each member is expected to attend three Associate Board Meetings:
1) April 3, 2019  |  2) July 10, 2019  |  3) October 9, 2019  |  4) January 15, 2020 (2020 kickoff meeting!)  In all cases a conference call number will be made available.

Interested in applying for Associate Board membership?  Email Dan Ryan at dryan@covenanthouse.org