Girls in the Game, a nonprofit  founded in 1995, is a leader in healthy lifestyle programs for girls. We have been recognized for our award-winning and evidence based programs that equip girls to be healthy and strong leaders today and in the future. While the majority of our programming is located in Chicagoland, we’ve begun expansion outside of Illinois (starting in Baltimore) to reach even more girls who can benefit from Girls in the Game.
We are accepting applications for board members with a strategic vision who are excited to connect so to individuals and corporations who can help further our mission. For more information, please contact our CEO, Amy Skeen, at


The Step Up Chicago Chapter Board is a fundraising board that:

  • Advocates for Step Up's mission to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential
  • Supports the sustainability and growth of Step Up Chicago programs through fundraising 
  • Serves alongside and is inspired by a dynamic group of 30 professional women members
  • Takes Step Up involvement to the next level
  • Makes an impact on the lives of teen girls in Chicago

As the top level of volunteer leadership at Step Up in Chicago, board members leverage key relationships for fundraising, corporate sponsorships and member recruitment, make personal financial contributions, and serve as active and visible leaders. Board terms are a minimum of 2 years and begin in January. Step Up is currently recruiting for the 2016-2017 term. Formal applications will be due in fall 2015 (deadline TBA), followed by in-person interviews

If you are interested in board service, please contact Managing Director Cassandra Gaddo at

Rape Victim Advocates Volunteer Training 2015

Summer 2015
Application Deadline: July 6th
Orientation Session (by invitation only): July 14th, 15th, or 16th, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Training Dates: July 28th– September 1st
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Fall 2015
Application Deadline: October 5th
Orientation Session (by invitation only): October 12th, 13th, or 15th, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Training Dates: October 26th – December 1st
Every Monday, Tuesday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Call 312.443.9603 to receive more information. Or you can contact us by e-mail at

The YWCA Future Leaders Council (FLC) is a group of young professionals that represent the future of social change and volunteer leadership. Following the model of the YWCA Board of Directors, the Future Leaders Council equips young professionals with the tools they need to succeed in their volunteer leadership endeavors. The FLC participates in YWCA fundraising activities, creates a positive learning environment geared towards personal and professional development, and actively engages in the YWCA's mission.

If you are interested in being an FLC member, please contact Valerie Reynolds at by Friday, May 15, 2015.