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Join the Young Professionals Board of H.O.M.E.

Amber Martin
Published: February 10, 2013

The Young Professionals Board (YPB) of H.O.M.E. introduces young professionals to the programs and work of H.O.M.E. The objective of the Young Professionals Board of H.O.M.E. is to promote the mission of H.O.M.E. through volunteer, social, and fundraising activities. The YPB members assist H.O.M.E. by attending regular meetings, working in committees to plan fundraisers and events, and promoting H.O.M.E. to their family and friends. 

Here are our requirements:

    • Be committed to H.O.M.E.'s mission of helping low-income seniors in Chicago maintain their independence by providing home upkeep and repair, a shopping bus and three affordable, intergenerational buildings.

    • Be between the ages of 21 and 35.

    • Be devoted to expanding H.O.M.E.'s influence by using your skills and strengths to increase awareness, encourage volunteer participation, and raise funds through various outreach events and activities.

    • Commit to the YPB for 24 months.

    • Attend meetings regularly, normally in January, March, May, July, September and November. Committees will meet in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    • Actively participate in one of the following committees: Volunteer Committee, Social/ Fundraising Committee, and Advocacy and Network Communications Committee.

    • Be willing to submit to a background check.

    • Be willing to pay an annual membership fee of $100.

Application Process:

(PDF)Complete the Application

Please include an explanation of why you would be a good candidate for the Young Professionals Board of H.O.M.E., your leadership skills and involvement in other civic/leadership boards and your interest in elderly care. Send the completed application, your résumé and a one-page personal statement to:

Philister Sidigu, Marketing Specialist

The application must be received by the application due date of February 28, 2013. Your application will not be considered until all items, including résumé and narrative, are submitted. You may also mail required application documents to:

H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly) Attn: The Young Professionals Board of H.O.M.E. Search Committee 1419 West Carroll Avenue, Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60607 – 1149

*Please note that all applications are considered confidential and will only be reviewed by members of the Young Professionals Board of H.O.M.E. Search Committee of the H.O.M.E. Leadership Team and Board of Directors. Applications will be reviewed to assess an applicant’s qualifications for membership based on the following criteria: (1) leadership experience; (2) community service; (3) industry and employer; and (4) overall presentation.

For questions, please contact Philister Sidigu at (773) 921-3200 or by email at 

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