Board Opportunity

Organization Profile

Mission Statement

EXP prepares students for a better life. Our programs help young people gain experience, unlock doors and build the confidence they need to succeed in school, career and life.

Organization Description

EXP is a Southern California 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our programs help schools deliver innovative, career-based curriculum that makes classroom learning relevant and exciting. During the 2019-2020 school year, EXP programs served nearly 6,350 high school students at 10 Southern California high schools across 4 school districts.

Our success is driven by our expertise in bringing industry and schools together to solve problems and overcome obstacles so that students from underserved communities receive access to education, experience and opportunities. This past year more than 400 industry leaders served as EXP volunteers, mentors and internship hosts and delivered more than 18,000 hours of on-the-job career training for students participating in our programs.

By helping schools and industry work together, EXP is changing how society prepares students for life and bringing genuine opportunity to every young person we can reach.

Service Area
Regional: LA County

Staff Size
19 people

Board Size
19 people

Average Board Tenure
4 years

Equity Statement

EXP works to reduce racial and gender disparities across the justice continuum affecting all underrepresented youth and communities. The goal of EXP is to deliver effective programs, resources and support that help advance our mission of educational access and career opportunities.

Programming Area(s)
At-Risk Children and Youth, Crime Prevention / Prisons, Higher Education, Job Training and Employment, Juvenile Delinquency, Scholarships


2417 E Carson
Suite 200

Carson, CA 90810

Board Position

Term Length
2 years, renewable up to 5 terms years

Position Description


See attached.

Estimated monthly time commitment
5 hours

Board charitable giving policy
Board of Directors Give & Get Policy Adopted May 2, 2018 As organizational leaders, the Board of Directors is collectively responsible for setting an example for giving and creating a culture that promotes generosity. To achieve this, it is the policy of EXP for all Board Members to make a personally meaningful gift to the organization of at least $100 each fiscal year. In addition to personal giving, Board Members shall solicit financial, in-kind, and/ or other forms of support from others including employers and friends and to obtain at least $5000 in actual donations made to EXP each fiscal year.

Other key board roles and responsibilities
Multiple opportunities to volunteer directly with students. Standing Board Committees:  Executive Committee/Officers, Fundraising Committee, Audit/Finance Committee, Governance Committee, DEI Committee

Desired board member experience/expertise
Elected or Appointed Public Official
Nonprofit Executive