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Board Member

Our boardThe board will fully support the Q-Kidz's Mission: To empower young girls of the West End of Cincinnati through teamwork and dance. Q-Kidz instills the importance of a good education, health and wellness, living drug free and stopping the violence in their community.Our board is both advisory and working. Our current goals:
  • To fundraise to keep the school open and functional
  • To grow the organization so Q-Kidz can serve more kids
  • To raise awareness of this great organization and to garner citywide support
  • To sustain and grow the non-profit and operations side of the Q-Kidz
  • Support Marquicia's vision and empower her to execute it
PositionSpecialties we are seeking: - Fundraising - Finance - Legal Expertise - Grant Writing & Education - Marketing - A passion for the West End Neighborhood.The Q-Kidz website—which is still under construction—is
Desired skills
Finance, Fundraising, Grants, Legal, Marketing
When1-2 times a month
WhereThe Q-Kidz Dance Studio in the West End
Commitment3 to 5 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsResponsibilities of Board Members
  • Take it upon him/herself to become thoroughly knowledgeable about Q-Kidz, will advocate for and enhance the organization’s public image
  • Will assist with setting the mission and purpose of the organization
  • Assist with evaluating the performance of the chief executive
  • Assist with strategic and organizational planning
  • Ensure strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Engage in fundraising and resource development
  • Attend Board meetings and committee meetings on which they serve.
  • Assess its own performance as the governing body of the organization
On-boardingMeet with the Q-Kidz Programming Director and attend a board meeting.
Additional InfoThe mission of the Q-Kidz Dance Team is to use dance to instill values about the importance of education (virtually all Q-Kidz graduate from high school), living drug free, and stopping the violence in their community. Although the Q-Kidz Dance has been in existence for more than 35 years, it is just now starting to function as a 501(c)(3) organization.The Q-Kidz were featured in the award-winning, independent movie The Fits. ALL the young people in this movie are Q-Kidz, their brothers, or cousins. Here is a link to the advertising trailer for the movie More information about The Fits is at and the movie itself is available from Amazon.A YouTube search on “Q-Kidz Dance Team” brings up many videos of Q-Kidz performances. In the following video, just past the 30-second mark two Kidz bring out a table, then one of the dancers walks into the picture from the back with a duffle bag over her shoulder; keep your eye on the bag. And FYI, the Kidz bought home the Grand Championship trophy awarded at this competition: 
Our missionFirst, they teach them how to dance, but more than that, they instill values about the importance of a good education, living drug free and stopping the violence in their community.
Arts & Culture, Children, Health, Social Justice & Equality