Community Partners - Non-Profit Board Opportunities


Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center is a warm and creative environment for students with unique learning differences. We offer both a full day academic program and hourly educational therapy throughout the day to provide services to students who attend other Westside schools. Since opening our doors in 2011, our student population has rapidly increased and we continue to grow at a steady pace. We have added new space, expanded our technology program, adopted the Common Core State Standards, developed interest-based enrichment, and added to the already talented staff of both the full day program and the learning center. Our unique one-on-one high intervention model has seen remarkable results in the lives of the children we serve, and our goal is to rapidly expand the program so we can cater to the many other children that have been let down by their current academic setting.

PPA has adopted a long term strategic plan which involves rapid growth and is looking to add board members which can bring specific expertise in managing growing companies from multiple perspectives, including HR, legal, managerial and financial. A background in education would be a huge advantage but not necessary.

Board meetings take place once a quarter.  Those interested in becoming involved with the executive committee would be expected to attend monthly meetings.  There is currently no financial commitment expected of board members.

Interested Candidates should contact Debbie Williams at 




Haven Hills, Inc. was founded in 1977 with the belief that everyone deserves a life free of violence.  Their vision is that everyone will take personal responsibility to eradicate domestic violence in their own relationships, families, and the community they live in.  Haven Hills provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence and their children while working to break the cycle of abuse.  Based in the San Fernando Valley, they provide a 24/7 hotline, 30-day emergency shelter, 18-month transitional housing program, counseling center, on-site K-12 school, and a children's program.

Time commitment:

  • Attend 6 board meetings each year
  • Attend at least 1 board committee meeting on the off months

Financial commitment:

  • $2,000 give or get
  • purchase 1 table at annual gala fundraiser

Interested candidates should contact Ivy Panlilio, 


The Libertas College Prep Board is currently looking to bring on two new founding board members to govern a 4th-8th grade charter middle school in South Los Angeles, opening in August 2015. Looking for experienced professionals interested in a hands on, entrepreneurial opportunity to serve at higher levels and provide an excellent college preparatory education to under-served students. Board responsibilities include monthly board meetings and committee work. Potential applicants should have expertise in one of the following areas: real estate, law, human resources, or marketing.

If interested, contact or


Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV) needs Board Members to take our 20-year old organization to the next level through programming, media awareness, and policymaking.  You will engage with our elected officials, media representatives, survivors of gun violence, community members, and community activists to prevent gun violence in Los Angeles, in California, and throughout the nation. 

For more information, please contact Margot Bennett at 310-204-2348 or by email at


VALIENTE COLLEGE PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL - a LACOE-approved charter school - is looking for board members.

Be a part of starting a school this year.  This August, Valiente will open its doors in Southeast Los Angeles to 140 fourth and fifth graders.  Be part of our school opening as well as leading this organization through its initial growth phase.  Board Members spend approximately 10 hours a month supporting the organization through financial oversight, governance, audit, fundraising and operations.  Specific skillsets desired are marketing communications, real estate, and finance.

Interested candidates should contact Board Chair Leanne Huebner, HBS '97, at Prior board experience desired but not necessary.


LA'S BEST FRIENDS BOARD (Young Professional Board)


LA's BEST provides a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for elementary school children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles.  More information about the organization is available at:


LA's BEST Friends is a Young Professional Board that supports the LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program by connecting diverse young professionals and students to each other and their communities through volunteering, fundraising, public outreach and community building.  The Friends Board responsibilities:

          - Fundraising: $5K annual give-or-get

          - Engagement: serve on two committees and host an event to introduce friends/colleagues/family to the program

          - Attendance: attend 4 of 6 LA's Best Friends Board meetings and attend committee meetings


Interested candidates should contact Cassandra Krause at





La Senora Research Institute ( is looking for a Development Officer for its Board.  Responsibilities will include creating and implementing a development plan.  Candidates should have strong contacts with corporations and grant makers.   


Interested candidates should contact Patricia Nettleship at