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2015-16 Greater Washington Classic Project Roster

 

A WIDER CIRCLE
Bethesda, MD
www.awidercircle.org

A Wider Circle works to alleviate poverty by providing basic need items, education and job preparedness support, and creating connections for long-term support to create lasting change in the lives of those they serve.

A Wider Circle is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to explore opportunities to expand into other locations in DC and the region.

ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION and the ALICE FERGUSON FOUNDATION
Accokeek, MD
www.accokeekfoundation.org
www.fergusonfoundation.org

The Accokeek Foundation and the Alice Ferguson Foundation have complementary missions to cultivate the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park, part of the National Park Service, through education. The Accokeek Foundation serves 30,000 park visitors annually. The Alice Ferguson Foundation hosts 4,000 students from DC and Prince George’s county annually.

Accokeek Foundation and Alice Ferguson Foundation are seeking a STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS project to explore a range of strategic partnership opportunities between the organizations.

ARC OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Falls Church, VA
www.thearcofnova.org

The Arc of Northern Virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community. The Arc of Northern Virginia serves over 16,000 Northern Virginia residents and their families.

The Arc of Northern Virginia is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to develop a comprehensive marketing plan to reach more individuals and families in need.

CAPITAL FRINGE
Washington, DC
www.capitalfringe.org

Capital Fringe’s mission is to present the work of innovative performing artists; energize and expand audiences through dynamic accessible programming; serve DC-area artists by providing career-building opportunities; and create outlets for experimental performance in the Nation’s Capital. The organization’s signature program is the annual Fringe Festival held over the summer.

Capital Fringe is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to establish best practice board governance principles, policies, and expectations.

CHARGE UP COLLABORATIVE
Washington, DC
www.chargeupcollaborative.org

Founded in 2009, the Charge Up Collaborative is a collaboration of 14 capacity building nonprofits in the Greater Washington region. The objective of the Collaborative is to raise awareness about the importance of capacity building for nonprofits and to provide nonprofits access to capacity building resources.

The Charge Up Collaborative is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to develop a strategic roadmap for the next two years.

CORNERSTONE MONTGOMERY
Bethesda, MD
www.cornerstonemontgomery.org

Cornerstone Montgomery empowers people living with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders to live, work, and integrate successfully within the community. Cornerstone Montgomery provides housing, psychiatric rehabilitation services, and outreach programs.

Cornerstone Montgomery is seeking a STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS project to evaluate potential partnerships and operating agreements with other mental health nonprofits.

DC CENTRAL KITCHEN
Washington, DC
www.dccentralkitchen.org

DC Central Kitchen combats hunger and creates opportunity by turning leftover food into healthy meals for at-risk children and adults, while offering culinary training and job opportunities to adults overcoming homelessness, addiction, and incarceration.

DC Central Kitchen is seeking a STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS project to create a comprehensive strategic partnering plan for its food recycling and meal distribution program.

DISTRICT ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOUSING and MY SISTER’S PLACE
Washington, DC
www.dashdc.org
www.mysistersplacedc.org

District Alliance for Safe Housing provides access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families.

‎DASH is requesting a STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION project to explore additional opportunities to further its collaboration and partnership with My Sister’s Place, which provides complimentary services including a shelter, transitional housing, hotline and counseling for domestic violence survivors.

EQUAL RIGHTS CENTER
Washington, DC
www.equalrightscenter.org

The Equal Rights Center’s mission it to advance civil rights in housing, employment and access to public accommodations. They identify, investigate, and remediate forms of discrimination through testing, corporate consulting, litigation, and advocacy.

The Equal Rights Center is requesting a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to evaluate its programs and resources against its strategic goals and provide an ongoing evaluation framework for its programs.

GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL
Washington, DC
www.gscnc.org

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital works to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Girl Scouts Nations Capital has the largest membership in the country with over 89,000 members.

The Girl Scout Council is requesting a FUNDING STRATEGY project to develop a 3-5 year strategy to engage Nation’s Capital alumnae.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD
Rockville, MD
www.girlsontherunofmoco.org

Girls on the Run of Montgomery County’s mission is to educate and prepare young girls grades 3-8 for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living through interactive and creative running activities, games, and discussion.

Girls on the Run is requesting a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to explore growth and expansion opportunities.

GREEN DOOR
Washington, DC
www.greendoor.org

Green Door helps men and women living with severe and persistent mental illness to lead independent and productive lives by preparing them to work and live independently in DC.

Green Door is requesting a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to evaluate current and future opportunities.

JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM
Mount Rainier, MD
www.joesmovement.org

Joe’s Movement Emporium promotes the practice and preservation of world performance traditions with an emphasis on dance and movement. Through education, production and artist services, Joe’s increases community access to creative experiences and creates local economic opportunities. Joe’s offers low-cost rehearsal space to artists, and affordable performances and classes for adults and children.

Joe’s Movement Emporium is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to explore opportunities to expand existing programs or launch new programs.

LAB SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON
Washington, DC
www.labschool.org

The Lab School of Washington is an independent school serving students with language-based learning disabilities and ADHD in grades 1-12. Lab is a learning community fostering scholarship and creativity in students with different learning styles.

The Lab School is seeking a two-year STRATEGIC PLANNING project to engage the community and create a five-year strategic plan.

MARRIOTT FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Bethesda, MD
www.bridgestowork.org 

The Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities’ centerpiece program, Bridges from School to Work, engages employers, schools, community resources, youth and their families to provide young people with disabilities with the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed through employment.

The Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities seeks a FUNDING STRATEGY project to diversify their revenue streams in support of program expansion.

MIRIAM’S KITCHEN
Washington, DC
www.miriamskitchen.org

Miriam’s Kitchen aims to end homelessness by working collaboratively to effect systems change and provides traditional case management services to chronically homeless individuals.  It establishes meaningful relationships with these individuals; connects them with permanent supporting housing; and ensures they have the necessary support to remain in housing.

Miriam’s Kitchen is requesting a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to reposition the organization to highlight its focus on ending homelessness through systems change.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS (MCCH)
Rockville, MD
www.mcch.net

MCCH combines housing solutions with supportive services to end homelessness in Montgomery County.

MCCH seeks a FUNDING STRATEGY project to diversify its funding streams.

THE NEXT STEP PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
Washington, DC
www.nextsteppcs.org

The Next Step Public Charter School seeks to provide students aged 16-24 and who are not supported in traditional high schools with the opportunity to continue their education. Next Step PCS focuses on preparing students to take the GED and attend college.

The Next Step Public Charter School requests a two-year STRATEGIC PLANNING project to create a new strategic plan given the changing charter school environment and growth objectives.

OUR DAILY BREAD
Fairfax, VA
www.odbfairfax.org

Our Daily Bread provides Fairfax County residents in need with short-term safety net services and empowers them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency. Our Daily Bread provides emergency food, financial assistance, and seasonal assistance, while also offering financial mentoring and instruction services.

Our Daily Bread is requesting a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to establish board governance best practices.

OUR MILITARY KIDS
McLean, VA
www.ourmilitarykids.org

Our Military Kids provides support to military children of the National Guard and Reserves, as well as wounded warriors from all branches and components of service. They provide grants to families to pay for athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs to alleviate the impact of military service on children.

Our Military Kids is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to position the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for a changing environment.

READING PARTNERS
Washington, DC
www.readingpartners.org

Reading Partners’ mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering community volunteers to provide individualized instruction that produces measurable results. Reading Partners serves elementary school students from Title I schools whose reading skills have fallen below grade level.

Reading Partners seeks a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to attract volunteers and supporters to support growth goals.

SIGNATURE THEATRE
Arlington, VA
www.sigtheatre.org

Signature Theatre is a Tony Award®-winning theater that produces contemporary musicals and plays, reinvents classic musicals, develops new work, and reaches its community through engaging educational and outreach opportunities.

Signature Theatre is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to evaluate and prioritize identified opportunities consistent with their strategic plan.

SIXTH & I
Washington, DC
www.sixthandi.org

Sixth & I is committed to offering the DC community a fresh, resonant, and creative mix of high-impact yet low-cost cultural, social, and spiritual programs. The Sixth & I Authors, Speakers, and Live Entertainment series is a secular program that targets a diverse multi-generational audience.

Sixth & I requests a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project focused solely on their Authors, Speakers and Life Entertainment series to evaluate opportunities to build on their cultural program growth.

SOME (SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT)
Washington, DC
www.some.org

SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that helps the poor and homeless in DC.  SOME meets the daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care, and strives to break the cycle of poverty by offering housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling.

SOME is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to drive program expansion for their new state of the art Center for Employment Training.

THE THEATRE LAB SCHOOL OF THE DRAMATIC ARTS
Washington, DC
www.theatrelab.org

Theatre Labs’ mission is to transform lives through theatre education. The Theatre Lab makes the artistic, personal, and academic benefits of high-quality dramatic arts instruction accessible to youth and adults in DC through training and outreach, classes, camps, and Life Stories.

TTL seeks a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to create a comprehensive marketing plan to promote and expand participation in the organization’s programs locally and nationally. 

VETERANS ON THE RISE
Washington, DC
www.veteransontherise.org

The mission of Veterans on the Rise is to end homelessness in veterans and veteran families through housing, holistic services, and employment opportunities.

Veterans on the Rise is requesting a FUNDING STRATEGY project to broaden their sources of income.