This is the third in our series of blog posts sharing some of the discussions and decisions that came from our October Board & Directors Meeting in NYC.
As we talked about the goals and objectives we have for the organization in moving forward, two key areas were clear in our conversations: diversity and sustainability.
We have recognized that the PALS family tends to come from specific backgrounds and income-levels in the areas we serve. Beginning this year, our goal is to recruit both campers and counselors from inner-city areas so that we can serve people from a range of economic backgrounds. This is especially important for our programs in Chicago and Philadelphia.
As a young organization that has grown in the hands of a small group of people, we want to be strategic about developing new, young leaders who can continue to expand the reach and vision of PALS, while staying true to our values and mission. In addition, we are seeking to build long-term relationships with key funders so that we can ensure the continued growth and success of the organization. More on this to come when we introduce the PALS Giving Team and their new survey.
Stay tuned for our final update—the announcement of our 2013 line-up!
~ Jenni, on behalf of the PALS Executive Board & Directors