In accordance with Triumph’s major funder, the Office of Head Start, the Agency must establish and maintain a formal structure for program governance that includes a governing body, a policy council (51% parent membership) and a parent committee at each center. Governing bodies have a legal and fiscal responsibility to administer and oversee the agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Triumph's Board of Director members partner with the Executive Director to provide oversight and guidance in legal, strategic and fiscal matters. Members assist with the general promotion of the Agency and its programming through representation in the community, advocacy, and finding new resources and partners to support the organization’s mission.
|Currently, the 4th Thurday of Each month (at least 10 times per year) at 4 pm
|100 Honorable Gordon Owen Riverway, Taunton, MA with Zoom/virtual option offered
|1 to 3 hours/month
|We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
The governing body shall be composed as follows: 1 or more members shall have a background and expertise in fiscal management or accounting; 1 or more members shall have a background and expertise in early childhood education and development, 1 or more members shall be a licensed attorney familiar with issues that come before the governing body. Additional members shall reflect the community to be served and include parents of children who are currently, or were formerly, enrolled in Head Start programs; and are selected for their expertise in education, business administration, or community affairs.
Triumph, Inc. potential Board members must submit a resume and letter of intent to the the Board President or Executive Director. Upon approval to the BOD, an orientation, lasting about 1 -1.5 hours in length with either the Executive Director or member of the current Board of Directors will take place. Copies of essential documents, current roster, board meeting dates, and committees will be given at this time. If needed, a synopsis of Roberts Rules of Order will be reviewed as well. The first 1-2 meetings, the new BOD member will observe and ask questions, without making motions or introducing new business.
Triumph, Inc. supports more than 314 at-risk children and families in the greater Taunton/Raynham communities through high quality early childhood programming, community partnerships, resources and referrals in a culturally, linguistically and socioeconomic responsive environment.
Triumph supports the education, well-being and self-sufficiency of young children and their families through high quality early childhood programs and community engagement.
Education, Poverty, Social Justice & Equality