Transforming Local Community

Children’s Literacy Initiative Advisory Boards support our mission to ensure kids from any and every background have the opportunity to become powerful readers, writers and thinkers.

Advisory Board members are actively engaged in helping children learn to read in their communities. Acting as ambassadors, they work to build grassroots support and leverage local resources that help to improve teacher instruction and student reading proficiency rates in local, high-need elementary schools.


Service Guidelines

  • CLI Advisory Boards meet quarterly as a group, and in the interim with staff or other members, as needed

  • Board members commit to serving one fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) at minimum, to experience a full cycle of CLI programming in their communities

Member Benefits

  • Grow personal and professional networks through leadership development and philanthropic engagement

  • Recognition of Board leadership and engagement in marketing materials and donor publications

  • Gain experience as a leader in a national nonprofit organization with potential future opportunities to join the national Board of Directors

Board Expectations

  • Serve as a connector for CLI in your own personal and professional networks to identify potential CLI donors, sponsors and new Board members

  • Help lead planning and execution of events and activities


Join the Children's Literacy Initiative community and support our mission to ensure kids can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. Contact us and get answers to your questions. We want to hear from you!

CLI Advisory Boards are currently focused on the areas of Chicago, and Ft. Lauderdale, with further opportunities
to come!