Benefits of Membership

 

Individual or Organizational Membership

  1. Planned opportunities for networking and education with other EEC partners
  2. Professional development opportunities for adults
  3. Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or other committees to determine direction of organization
  4. Opportunity to provide leadership and direction on issues of importance to your home organization
  5. Access to EEC mailing list
  6. Highlighting on the EEC Web site, including organization information and linkage between EEC Web site and the organization’s Web site
  7. Opportunity to apply for grants from, or with, the EEC
  8. Access to EEC programs and materials, with the opportunity to co-brand materials with EEC and other participating organizations
  9. Public relations opportunities in conjunction with EEC initiatives and press releases
  10. Opportunities for members to collaborate, provide leadership, and direction on legislative issues that will close the opportunity gap for children of color and children in low-income communities
  11. Opportunities for members to participate in the district and state-wide policy making process
  12. Opportunities for members to represent the Equity in Education Coalition on local and/or state-wide work-groups, as appropriate and at the discretion of the Board of Directors and Executive Director

Members do not have the right to elect Directors but the Directors may consult the membership on various issues, for which the members may use postal votes, telephone ballots, and/or e-mail voting to cast their advisory votes.

Business, District and Foundation Membership

The Board may accept, at its discretion, members of businesses, industry groups and foundations who have interests and resources beneficial to the work of EEC. Business, District and Foundation Members shall represent groups whose mission is consistent with the EEC mission and who do not engage in activities inconsistent with the EEC mission. Business, District and Foundation Members will make an annual contribution to be set by the Board. EEC provides these businesses, district and foundations opportunities to support the mission of EEC.

Benefits include

  1. Planned opportunities for networking and education with other EEC partners
  2. Opportunity to provide leadership and direction on issues of importance to your organization
  3. Highlighting on the EEC Web site, including organization information and linkage between EEC Web site and the organization’s Web site
  4. Access to EEC programs and materials, with the opportunity to co-brand materials with EEC and other participating organizations
  5. Public relations opportunities in conjunction with EEC initiatives and press releases
  6. Opportunities for EEC youth representatives to present at members’ conferences

Responsibilities

  1. Designation of a contact person to represent the organization
  2. Maintenance of up-to-date information about the home organization; responsiveness to EEC requests for information
  3. Communication within home organization about EEC initiatives
  4. Participation in EEC initiatives
  5. Communication to EEC about home organization participation in EEC initiatives
  6. Advocacy for EEC in appropriate forums

Members do not have the right to elect Directors but the Directors may consult the membership on various issues, for which the members may use postal votes, telephone ballots, and/or e-mail voting to cast their advisory votes.

Rules of Eligibility

In order to be eligible for membership in EEC, an individual, organization or agency must:

  1. Fall within one of the categories of membership (individual, organizational, business, district or foundation);
  2. Be led by, or serve, communities of color

OR

  1. Have a mission consistent with the mission of EEC as determined by the EEC Board of Directors;
  2. Have a commitment to equity, social justice, and/or undoing institutional racism;
  3. Complete an application for membership

Categories of Membership and Representatives

Membership shall be open to individuals and entities interested in and supportive of the purposes of the Coalition. Membership and all attendant rights shall cease in the event of diminished participation with the coalition and/or written notice of termination of relationship, unless the Board acts otherwise.