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Friday, December 2, 2016

IMPRUVE Annual Meeting Dec. 27, 2016 and Rider-Driver Alliance ReBoot

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     Congratulations to IMPRUVE on rebooting the Rider-Driver Alliance Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017 

To organize paratransit riders and drivers for actions, events, plan strategies for improving paratransit and provide leadership development 

and recommend a strategy for rider-owned paratransit that is community-based and nonprofit for persons who are disabled

IMPRUVE partners in many human service actions, but paratransit is our priority

  • Annual Meeting - Board Elections - Tue. Dec. 27, 2016 12-4 pm
  • Location of annual meeting/Kwanzaa Observance: 5333 N. Sheridan Rd 34th fl- Marine Room  RSVP to 773-544-9488 by December 22, 2016
  • Acknowledgment of Kwanzaa 2nd day, Kujichagulia, Self-Determination
  • Will announce the two new organizers for Rider-Driver Alliance 
  • Thanks to SparkPlug Foundation for $10,000 grant  for Rider-Driver Alliance
  •  Paratransit  riders and Drivers welcome and supporters
  • Organic and Non-GMO refreshments, some gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian
  • Free, but donations welcome
  • To be more effective, requires a budget of $90,000 minimum
  • We need to raise $20,000 more for Rider-Driver Alliance
  • We need to raise  $15,000 for Paratransit Minuteman Campaign to collect complaints forms from paratransit riders and travel to advocate with Federal Transit  Administration Office of Civil Rights and elected officials  
  • We need to raise $45,000 for operating funds to acquire space for administration, hire a part-time administrative assistant for 1 year and pay obligations, provide stipends to executive director, consultants (including ASL interpreters, personal assistants, etc), pay for IT maintenance, board expenses, training of staff and board, accounting, transportation vouchers to volunteers,  staff  to fully operate. Currently, staff and consultants donate salaries as in-kind funds. We only have an administrative assistant for 6 weeks and it is only 5 hours a week and a volunteer stipend, but we need someone more available and need funds to pay better stipend.

IMPRUVE is still looking for volunteers at  www.impruve. org or complete form at 

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