Job Path, Community Mainstreaming, and Queens Centers for Progress all provide services for people with developmental disabilities. Volunteers helped the organizations assess the viability of a shared services model for administrative functions.
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe provides performances from its East Village headquarters. They recently received a grant for a year long rehabilitation of their facility. Volunteers advised them on how to retain their audience during the interim and how to build the new audience for the future expanded programs.
Juilliard School, the world’s preeminent performing arts conservatory, asked Community Partners to assess expansion options for its innovative K-12 performing arts curriculum resources. Our client sought advice on how to build a sustainable model and offer these resources in public schools.
AFYA rescues, sorts and delivers life-saving medical supplies, equipment, and humanitarian goods to help those in need around the world. The project team helped the organization save lives by developing innovative channels and partnerships for distribution of surplus medical supplies to developing countries.
NYC SALT creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to college for underserved New York City youth. Volunteers assessed options for expanding the program to include a freelance photography and graphics agency for its students and graduates.
Guidance Center prepares young adults for success through skills development, confidence building & hands-on experiences. Volunteers analyzed how best to define and measure program “success” and beneficial “impact” and to what target audience(s) these results should be communicated and promoted.
Ample Harvest connects backyard gardeners to food pantries. Volunteers shared brainstorming ideas with them about improving outreach to gardeners and improving fund raising.
New Plaza Cinema is bringing arts and international films back to the NYC Upper West Side. Volunteers brainstormed about the components of a business plan for a sustainable organization.
The Guardianship Project serves as court-appointed agency guardians to vulnerable, mostly indigent individuals who lack family or other support and, as such, provides a desperately missing element to the social safety net. Volunteers assisted in evaluating its business model with the objective of finding ways to decrease per client costs in order to increase the number of clients served.
Community Capital New York provides loans that create quality jobs, revitalized Main streets, affordable homes and tax revenues to foster opportunity, change lives and create impact. Community Partners facilitated a discussion of board development and leadership succession.
Since John Jay College’s founding and focus on criminal justice, it has emerged as a pre-eminent and proudly diverse college of 15k students. Volunteers helped identify revenue raising opportunities for programs designed to increase graduation rates.
Reel Works, a leading youth media innovator, provides free filmmaking and workforce skills development programs for New York City youth – particularly those who are low- and moderate- income. Individual giving represented a significant untapped fundraising opportunity for Reel Works; HBS alumni worked with the organization to analyze and improve individual donor prospects.
Metrics enforce the powerful effect RTA’s use of the arts has on reducing recidivism and helping inmates make better life choices. This follow-on strategic planning brainstorming session focused on prioritizing RTA’s expansion goals and optimizing its newfound resources.
Futures & Options guides and empowers NYC’s underserved youth to explore careers, further their education and become productive citizens of the community. Volunteers brainstormed ideas for optimizing organizational structure.
St. Christopher’s is an innovative adolescent development organization providing residential and clinical services to children with special needs and their families. Volunteers developed a strategic plan for development efforts.
Sharsheret provides support and counseling to individuals and families through all phases of the the breast cancer experience. Because of significant growth in the organization, they needed to recruit a board that matched their new financial and operational situation. Volunteers provided ideas for recruiting the new board.
The Josephine Herrick Project, founded in 1946 by a world-renowned photographer, seeks to transform the lives of individuals facing significant social and economic disadvantage through its free photography programs. Alumni were asked to brainstorm ways of building a stronger board to raise funds to accelerate Herrick’s growth. Alumni presented the client with many novel fund raising ideas and advised them to rewrite the mission statement to attract those funders.
Getting Out and Staying Out focuses on reducing recidivism for young offenders through a variety of re-entry programs, including education, employment, and emotional well-being. Volunteers developed strategies for program expansion and infrastructure development.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The team of volunteers helped redesign and upgrade ALA’s Metro NY Leadership Board.
The English-Speaking Union of the United States’ English in Action program is a language development and acculturation program with a long track record of success working with immigrants. Volunteers explored a strategic idea to expand the program beyond New York City.