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Project Vida is a non-profit organization located on the southwest side of Chicago in the Little Village community area, providing food pantry, housing, case management, behavioral health,  workforce development, HIV/STI prevention, outreach, and medication adherence services to low-income communities of color. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services. Project Vida serves as a safe space for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities.


  • Health

  • Children / Family

  • Workforce Development

  • Housing

  • Food

  • Mental Health

  • LGBTQ+

  • Immigration

  • Human Trafficking

  • Disease / Cures

  • Sports / Fitness

Board position information:

The members of the Board shall:

1) Regularly attend board meetings and important related meetings;

2) Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work;

3) Volunteer for and willingly accepts assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time;

4) Stay informed about committee matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and both review and comment on minutes and reports;

5) Get to know other committee members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus;

6) Be an active participant in the committee’s annual evaluation and planning efforts;

7) Participate in fund raising for the organization.

Board term & limits:

The members of the Board shall serve terms of at least one year up to a maximum of three consecutive years, contingent upon satisfactory annual performance evaluations.

Financial commitment:

Project Vida’s  Give/Get policy is under development.


Skills Needed:

  • Advocacy / Public Policy

  • Board Governance

  • Financial

  • Human Resources

  • Legal

  • Marketing / Communications

  • IT

  • Operations

  • Real Estate

  • Strategic Planning | Other