Young Professionals Group

The Young Professionals Group is a career and volunteer development opportunity geared toward young professionals interested in philanthropic and community leadership. Members will engage in valuable networking and advance their knowledge and skills to prepare for future service, including potential Families Forward Board service, while creating a positive environment and supporting Families Forward’s mission to prevent and end family homelessness. 

Mission

Develop local, motivated leaders and advocates who support Families Forward’s mission and values, while contributing to the greater need of Orange County.

Objectives

  • Serve as advocates and ambassadors of Families Forward.
  • Collaborate and leverage professional and social networks to advance Families Forward’s mission to prevent and end family homelessness. 
  • Increase awareness of the Families Forward mission by building community throughout Orange County.
  • Provide support for special events, fundraising campaigns, and volunteer-related activities. 
  • Consult on campaigns and initiatives related to brand awareness and advocacy. 
  • Develop a deeper understanding and receive exposure to non-profit operations, strategic planning and Board leadership. 
  • Plan an activity or event annually that focuses specifically on new member recruitment and or fundraising. 

Mission for Inclusivity

At Families Forward, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where every individual is respected and valued. Our commitment to inclusivity is ingrained in our organizational culture and practices. We actively promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work, recognizing and embracing differences in both visible and invisible forms. We strive to cultivate a diverse board, staff, and volunteer team where everyone feels welcome and empowered to contribute their voices. Additionally, we advocate for inclusive housing in Orange County and endeavor to serve a wide range of individuals to fulfill our mission to the fullest extent possible.

For more information, please contact youngprofessionals@families-forward.org

Values-Based Culture

Our core values are the foundation of culture at Families Forward. We seek people who share a common commitment to integrity and excellence, and who demonstrate these five core values:

  • Dignity
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Community Spirit
  • Hope