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Volunteer opportunity description

Dare 2 Dream Leaders Inc. is searching for new Executive Board Members for our 2016 Term. 

About Dare 2 Dream Leaders Inc.

Dare 2 Dream Leaders Inc. (D2DL), is a 501(c) (3) youth empowerment organization that serves youth ages 11-18 in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn, NY. Established in December 2010 by Founder Ijana Nathaniel, our mission is to empower youth by providing education, skills and resources that will help build them into dynamic future leaders who are economically and socially independent. Since our inception, we have developed various programs which include community building, career building, recreation through the arts and internships through various community organizations and businesses.

D2DL flourished out of Ijana Nathaniel’s desire to empower our youth to reach their highest potential. Serving as a youth leader for over seven years, Ijana wanted to expand her reach within the community by establishing a non-profit organization that would provide students with practical real world experience. Her ultimate goal was to help them unleash their inner dreamers. Her idea was set in motion during her senior year at New York City College of Technology when she presented the initiative to fellow classmates and college professors who encouraged her to build the organization.

Open Positions:

Secretary- records all meeting minutes, acts as a point of reference for Board members and staff policy changes, makes all updates to the Board's By-laws and guidelines.

Board of Directors- act as the representatives for the organization and may have responsibility for chairing one or more of the following committees:

  • Finance & Accounting-creates and manages finance reports, responsible for fiscal oversight, and audit management. Works directly with Executive Director.
  • Fundraising & Grants-creates and manages the fundraising and grants calendar, strategy and timeline for the organization. Works directly with Executive Director to accomplish all fundraising and grant goals.
  • Marketing & Outreach-creates and manages the marketing strategy, outreach calendar, and timeline, including Board recruitment events, for the organization. Works directly with Executive Director.
  • Legal-advises the Board and staff on all policy changes and writes/edits all policy changes that have been voted on. Works directly with the Board secretary and Executive Director.
  • Programming-creates new programs for the organization. Works directly with Executive Director.


Board Qualifications

Dare 2 Dream Leaders Inc. seeks board members who are aligned with our mission as well as with experience or skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Finance and Fiscal Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal
  • Technology
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Editorial Management
  • Program Development

Expectations of Board Members

Board members should be prepared to:

  • Devote at least 5 hours per month to Board duties (including monthly board and quarterly board committee meetings)
  • Secure at least one donor for Annual Fundraiser
  • Participate in outside functions for public relations and visibility
  • Make a personally significant donation
  • Commit to serving for a two-year renewable term

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ijana Nathaniel at

Thank you!

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Dare 2 Dream Leaders Inc.

Ijana Nathaniel
Executive Director
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