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2017-18 Greater Washington Classic Project Roster

ARLINGTON STREET PEOPLE’S ASSISTANCE NETWORK (A-SPAN)
Arlington, VA
www.a-span.org

A-SPAN’s vision is to end homelessness in Arlington County through outreach, as well as securing permanent housing and life-sustaining services.

A-SPAN is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to assess current revenue sources and assist with a plan to identify diverse funding streams.

BEACON HOUSE
Washington, DC
www.beaconhousedc.org

Beacon House provides children with a safe, nurturing, life expanding community to increase their academic achievement, discover their talents, and grow into healthy adults.

Beacon House is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to increase the impact of their board of directors.

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS
Washington, DC
www.brightbeginningsinc.org

Bright Beginnings provides homeless children with a safe, nurturing, educational environment to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Bright Beginnings is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to secure their financial future as they prepare to open their second center.

CARPENTER’S SHELTER
Alexandria, VA
www.CarpentersShelter.org

Carpenter’s Shelter helps the homeless achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.

Carpenter’s Shelter is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to determine the financial implications of offering affordable housing in Alexandria.

DC GREENS
Washington, DC
www.dcgreens.org

DC Greens advances food justice in the nation’s capital through increasing access to fresh produce, training community members to be food access advocates, and working in DC public schools to increase quality of school meals.

DC Greens is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to build structures that assist in board engagement.

DC JAZZ FESTIVAL  
Washington, DC
www.dcjazzfest.org

DC Jazz Festival works to celebrate jazz through dynamic programs that advance music education, unify diverse communities, and enable connections between artists and audiences.

DC Jazz Festival is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to better understand their cost structures and opportunities for generating revenue, and align program goals with earned income targets.

DOORWAYS FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES
Arlington, VA
www.DoorwaysVA.org

Doorways creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault, leading women and families to safe, stable and empowered lives.

Doorways is seeking a two-year STRATEGIC PLANNING project to assess areas in need of investment, prioritize goals, help the board make informed decisions, and understand the implications of those decisions.

ENCORE STAGE & STUDIO
Arlington, VA
www.encorestage.org

Encore Stage & Studio’s mission is to introduce young people to theatre to build teamwork, leadership, creativity, literacy, problem-solving skills and self-confidence.

Encore Stage & Studio is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to identify new ways to maximize their reach within the community.

 FRIENDS OF GUEST HOUSE
Alexandria, VA
www.friendsofguesthouse.org

Friends of Guest House provides women the structure, guidance, support, and assistance they need to transition successfully from incarceration into self-sufficient and responsible members of the community.

Friends of Guest House is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to explore how to prioritize their future growth.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MONTGOMERY COUNTY (FOLMC)
Rockville, MD
www.folmc.org

FOLMC’s mission is to strengthen, promote, and champion the public library system, as it responds to the changing needs of diverse communities.

FOLMC is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to reassess their programs and relationships with affiliates.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Fairfax, Virginia
www.gotrnova.org

GOTR NOVA inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run is beginning the second year of a two-year STRATEGIC PLANNING. There are spots available for new team members.

GREATER PRINCE WILLIAM COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (GPWCHC)
Woodbridge, VA
www.GPWHealthCenter.org

GPWCHC promotes affordable access to high quality primary, dental and behavioral health care, as well as OB/GYN care.

GPWCHC is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to create a positioning statement, an overall marketing strategy, and to clarify the need for a rebranding campaign.

GREATER WASHINGTON URBAN LEAGUE
Washington, DC
www.gwul.org

Greater Washington Urban League’s mission is to ensure Black, Latino and other traditionally under-served populations share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship.

GWUL is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to revamp the purpose, messaging, reach, and value of their membership offerings. 

HOMELESS CHILDREN’S PLAYTIME PROJECT
Washington, DC
www.playtimeproject.org

Homeless Children’s Playtime Project works to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs.

Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to investigate options for potentially replacing their largest program site.

HOUSE OF RUTH
Washington, DC
www.houseofruth.org

House of Ruth provides women, children, and families suffering from traumatic abuse with resources to build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential.

House of Ruth is seeking a two-year STRATEGIC PLANNING project to develop a new five-year strategic plan.

HUMANITIESDC (THE HUMANITIES COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON, DC)  
Washington, DC
www.wdchumanities.org

HumanitiesDC aims to foster intellectual stimulation and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in neighborhoods through humanities programs and grants.

HumanitiesDC is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to review key areas of the organization and prepare to create a new strategic plan.

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI)
Washington, DC
www.olli-dc.org

OLLI at American University offers educational opportunities for individuals who want to remain intellectually active through a variety of university-level course offerings and activities.

OLLI is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to guide decisions about physical space, membership growth, outreach to more diverse communities, and program offerings.

PLAYWORKS DC
Washington, DC
www.playworks.org

Playworks improves the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

Playworks is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to analyze the market and align their products/services and messaging for the Greater Washington, DC community.

REBUILDING TOGETHER ALEXANDRIA
Alexandria, VA
www.rebuildingtogetheralex.org

Rebuilding Together Alexandria creates thriving neighborhoods by maintaining affordable housing, creating homeownership opportunities, and revitalizing community spaces.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to formalize board recruitment strategies, increase board engagement, and develop board committees.

SASHA BRUCE YOUTHWORK
Washington, DC
www.sashabruce.org

The mission of Sasha Bruce Youthwork is to improve the lives of homeless, runaway, and disconnected youth and their family members in the Washington, DC area.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to evaluate their revenue-generating methods.

STUDIO THEATRE
Washington, DC
www.studiotheatre.org

Studio Theatre produces contemporary theatre in deliberately intimate spaces to foster a more thoughtful, more empathetic, and more connected community.

Studio Theatre is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to build out their community engagement program and measure impact.

TWO RIVERS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS  
Washington, DC
www.tworiverspcs.org

Two Rivers nurtures a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education and become responsible and compassionate members of society.

Two Rivers is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to evaluate the board composition and operations as they align to the school’s strategic growth objectives.

VISARTS (THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS)  
Rockville, MD
www.visartscenter.org

VisArts’ mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts by bringing diverse individuals together through a shared creative experience.

VisArts is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to provide an analysis of their current income generation strategies, program-by-program profitability, strategic partnerships, and staffing structure.

THE WASHINGTON BALLET
Washington, DC
www.washingtonballet.org

The Washington Ballet brings the joy and artistry of dance to the nation’s capital through the professional presentation of classic and contemporary ballet.

The Washington Ballet is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to determine and measure the impact of their community engagement program based at THEARC in Anacostia.

WONDERS EARLY LEARNING + EXTENDED DAY
Bethesda, MD
www.wonderslearning.org

Wonders mission is to create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of lifelong learning and social responsibility.

Wonders is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to create a targeted growth strategy to expand programs in Washington, DC and Montgomery County.