The Fresh Start Client Advisory Council is a diverse and robust group of women who use their knowledge and lived experiences to collaborate with Fresh Start stakeholders, engaging in the decision-making process and enhancing the experience of current and future Fresh Start clients.
Client Advisory Council participants have a unique opportunity to empower women and make an impact on their community—the Fresh Start community and the broader community. Participants will collaborate and communicate with Fresh Start clients and stakeholders, gaining leadership skills and formal experience serving on a nonprofit council. Participants will also be provided with exciting opportunities and monetarily compensated for their time and dedication.
Note: The application period closes Friday, February 2, 2024 at 9 am.
Council membership is open to current or past Fresh Start women. Must be a registered client for a minimum of 6 months to apply. Adjectives to describe ideal candidate:
The Council will meet once every month beginning in March of 2024, alternating between Official Council meetings and Official Committee meetings. Participants will have the option to attend meetings in person at Fresh Start or on Zoom.
The Council consists of 2 Co-Chairs, a Vice Chairwoman, and up to 20 Council Members.
The Council Co-Chairs serve as the liaison between the Council and Fresh Start staff. Council Co-Chairs serve a 27-month term, beginning in January and concluding in March. Co-Chairs can serve up to two terms in this position.
The Council Vice Chairwoman serves as a supporter of Council directives and documentation. The Vice Chairwoman serves a 27-month term, beginning in January and concluding in March. The Vice Chairwoman can serve up to two terms in this position.
The Council Members serve as representatives of the client voice. Council Members serve a 24-month term, beginning in March and concluding in March. Council Members can serve up to three terms in this position.