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Founded in Boston in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (“C2C”) provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. C2C collects new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers and are distributed to disadvantaged children free of charge through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.
Cradles to Crayons expanded to Chicago in 2016. Through a collaboration with diverse Service Partners such as Chicago House, La Casa Norte, SGA Youth & Family Services and the YMCA, C2C Chicago has since grown to work with over 7,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to meet hundreds of thousands of needs for Chicago kids.
The Executive Director, Chicago will serve as the primary leader and strategist, external champion, organization builder and internal manager for C2C Chicago, building on the strong track record and success the organization has achieved since its founding. This tactical thought leader will collaborate with a diverse set of organizational constituents, including the COO, national executive team and the cross-market leadership team, to maintain and enhance the overall operational strategy by ensuring fidelity to the program model, achieving key metrics and aligning with One Cradles standards.