Overview

BCF is establishing a Community Advisory Council (CAC) to bring together a group of 10 community members to provide input into and help inform the development of BCF community programs and engagement efforts. Establishing this council will further enable us to live our values and allow us to ensure that those who are closest to the issues we are trying to address, are in a position to guide us around the best solutions.

Eligibility

All council members must have a connection to the Brookline community, which we define as everyone who lives, learns, works, and plays in Brookline, MA. Anyone with such a connection is welcome to apply.

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

To ensure a diversity of perspectives and experiences are represented on the CAC, we aim to have a majority (at least 75%) of Council members who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) or represent a vulnerable population, which we define as including but not limited to: individuals and/or groups who identify as immigrants; women; children; older adults, LGBTQ+; disabled; members of racial, ethnic, religious and/or linguistic minorities; incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, and; those consistently excluded from access to resources and services vital for thriving.

Process

We welcome community members interested in joining the CAC to complete an optional short survey. While this interest form is not required, the information will help us learn who is interested in participating and ensure those interested receive a nomination form.

After we collect interest forms, we will release an official nomination form, which community members may use to nominate themselves or someone else. We anticipate releasing the nomination form in the fall of 2022. Interviews will be held after nomination forms are submitted, after which we will send invitations to join the CAC.

Questions

Please reach out to our team with any questions you have about the CAC, the interest form, or the nomination process.