2012-13 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners
Below is a list of NPM recruited board fellows and nonprofit partners.
Alternative for Girls—www.alternativesforgirls.org
Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.
- Lauren Emerson, MSW
- Kate Fletcher*, MSW/MPP
- Caitlin Goddard, MPP
Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation—www.SupportAnnArborSchools.org
AAPSEF is committed to helping all Ann Arbor Public School students achieve their highest potential by providing community support for innovative and excellent educational opportunities within the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Ann Arbor SPARK—www.annarborusa.org
Ann Arbor SPARK will be the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor Region as a desired place for business expansion and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations.
- Philip Ginsberg, MBA
- Patrick Huang*, MBA
- Kelvin Vuong, MPP
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is passionately committed to enriching the culture of the region. We strive to attract, inspire and educate the most diverse audience possible, foster a growing appreciation for excellent music and regional talent, and provide imaginative programming through community involvement.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County is to match children with postive role models who offer them guidance and support in growing socially, emotionally and academically.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
The mission of Book Industry Charitable Foundation is to strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees and their families.
Common Grounds core purpose is to empower people to reach their goals.
Pooja Bhatt, MPP
- Taylor Smith*, MBA
Ecumenical Center and International Residence
The mission of ECIR is to be a welcoming community for students/scholars of all nationalities; to provide residential and educational programs fostering understanding and respect for all cultures and spiritual traditions; to promote lifelong friendships and leadership skills that contribute to harmony and peace between communities and nations around the world.
- Sanaa Arora, MBA
- Kristin Van Ausdal, MPP
FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts —www.farconservatory.org
FAR Conservatory promotes understanding and provides education for children and adults with special needs through
therapeutic opportunities in the arts, recreation and leisure that enrich its students, their families and the greater community.
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan—www.girlsontherunsemi.org
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Growing Hope —www.growinghope.net
Growing Hope helps people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access. Growing Hope fosters learning, improves nutrition, encourages self-reliance, and promotes positive community futures
HIV/AIDS Resource Center—www.hivaidsresource.org
HARC's mission is to provide HIV related services to their community through compassionate direct care, prevention and outreach activities.
- Ira Rigaud, MBA
- Katherine Wen, MPP
Jalen Rose Learning Academy - Operation Graduation—
The mission is to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth in the Detroit area through scholarships and
Livingston County United Way— www.lcunitedway.org
LCUW's mission is to be a catalyst for community change, identifying our most critical needs and mobilizing the resources to meet those needs.
Neighborhood Service Organization—www.nso-mi.org
Always Within Reach, NSO is a diverse human service agency that compassinately reach out to people, empowering them to improve their lives.
- Diana Flora, MPP/MUP
- Emily Mueller, MSW
Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work—www.new.org
NEW’s mission is to help nonprofits succeed by strengthening nonprofit management and by offering solutions to issues facing our nonprofit community..
- Kate Balzer, MSW
- Christopher Falcone, MPP
- Jeff Kessner*, MPP/MUP
Orchards Children's Services—www.orchards.org
Orchards Children’s Services mission is to strengthen the community through quality services to children and families.
Ozone House Youth & Family Services —www.ozonehouse.org
Ozone House is a community based nonprofit that helps youth lead safe, healthy and productive lives through intensive prevention and intervention services.
- Cailin Creighton, MBA
- Monica Cox, MPP
Plymouth Historical Society—www.plymouthhistory.org
The Plymouth Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving, teaching, and presenting history through inspiring exhibits, programs, and archival materials.
- Kimberly Foley*, MPP
- Bryan Rahija, MBA
Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor—http://rmh-annarbor.org
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor is to provide families of children experiencing a serious illness or injury requiring hospitalization or treatment on an outpatient basis, a “home away from home” that assists in alleviating the families emotional and financial stress.
Salvation Army of Eastern Michigan—www.salmich.org
The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination.
Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy—www.SMLCland.org
The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy conserves natural land and open space – including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural land, and places of scenic beauty – to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people.
- Jill Laskowski, MBA/MS
- Kimberly Littlefield*, MBA
Teen HYPE Youth Development Program
The mission of Teen HYPE Youth Development Program is to empower urban youth to thrive while strengthening their communities.
- Samuel Stern, MPP
- Christine Wagner, MPP
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.'s mission is to develop physical, cognitive and emotional capabilities and to enhance self-esteem through therapeutic riding.
University of Michigan Credit Union—www.umcu.org
University of Michigan Credit Union provides quality financial services that meet the present and future financial needs to their member-owners.
* Denotes 2011-2012 Board Fellows who have extended their Board Fellowship through 2012-2013.
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