David Newton and I are teaching a course in the Spring aimed at encouraging and training young people to join boards of not for profit organizations. I was talking to one young man named Bob who was interested in the course but not sure if he had the time right now in his life to join a board. He was just starting a family and said he thought life would be less hectic in a few years when the kids were older and he could probably find time to volunteer as a board member then.
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New Haven is blessed with hundreds of not for profit organizations providing services ranging from providing food in soup kitchens to domestic abuse shelters to world class theater. Some of them like the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the YMCA have been around for decades or even centuries. Some of them just started in the last few years.