2021-22 Chicago Project Roster
Over the next year Compass volunteer teams will be working with our 2021-22 Chicago clients to address the most important strategic challenges facing our community today, like education, homelessness and housing eviction, and racial inequity. Learn more about our nonprofit client projects below.
Meet this year’s nonprofit clients. Watch their inspiring introductions here.
Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is a community foundation that advances gender equity, which they believe is inherently interconnected with racial, economic, and health equity.
Chicago Foundation for Women is receiving a DIGITAL STRATEGY project to evaluate their digital channels to optimize reach and build efficiencies between communications and fundraising.
Chicago Scholars offers tools and college match and fit counseling, mentorship, leadership development, and career coaching to ambitious students from under-resourced communities.
Chicago Scholars is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to influence their corporate and college partners to more effectively recruit, retain, nurture, and be an advocate for diverse talent.
Farmworkers and Landscape Advocacy Project (FLAP)
FLAP aims to improve the working conditions and opportunities for low-income workers and their households through advocacy, community outreach and education, litigation, community legal education, information and referrals, and partnerships with other organizations.
FLAP is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to help diversify and expand their current revenue sources.
Future Founders believes every youth can become an entrepreneur. They immerse youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity.
Future Founders is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project that identifies new revenue channels and a 3-year plan for executing the strategy including any new internal and external resources required.
Girls in the Game
Girls in the Game empowers all girls to become game changers, helping them discover their strength and leadership potential through sports, health, and leadership programming.
Girls in the Game is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to build its brand as a thought-leader in sports-based youth development, by assessing and enhancing marketing practices and increasing awareness and outreach.
High Jump provides free academic enrichment, counseling, and support to academically driven students with diverse backgrounds to help them succeed at highly competitive preparatory schools and universities.
High Jump is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to create objectives and outline the approach to establish their next multi-year strategic plan.
Horizons for Youth
Horizons for Youth helps children in low-income communities recognize and achieve their full academic potential by providing services such as need-based tuition scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, and enrichment opportunities.
Horizons for Youth is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to develop a roadmap for the evolution of their programming to ensure sustainability and purposeful growth.
Housing Forward aims to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability through programs and services to reduce the impact and trauma of homelessness and housing instability.
Housing Forward is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to develop a strategy to support their quickly growing services, footprint, and impact.
Injustice Watch is a non-partisan, not-for-profit journalism organization that conducts in-depth research exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality.
Injustice Watch is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project for sustained growth, including review of its mission, vision, and strategic priorities to ensure the right focus and plan.
Kids Above All
Kids Above All aims to protect, heal, and educate families and children who’ve been affected by trauma. They provide foster care services, adoption programs, access to group homes, and more.
Kids Above All is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to enable them to continue to diversify and grow their funding sources.
Lawrence Hall is a community-based service agency that embraces at-risk youth and their families by instilling resilience and healing and changing lives for good.
Lawrence Hall is receiving a DIGITAL STRATEGY project to evaluate and improve the use of technology internally to strengthen and support program delivery.
North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC)
Highland Park, IL
NSLAC provides accessible, quality pro-bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to provide those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.
The Northern Suburban Legal Aid Clinic is expanding rapidly and is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to support its growth by broadening their sources of income.
Sunshine Enterprises fosters economically viable communities through training, coaching and connecting high potential entrepreneurs.
Sunshine Enterprises is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project in support of the Next Level Exchange mentorship program, which is a partnership with the Women’s Business Development Center and the Chicago Urban League. The project will formalize the program structure and processes to ensure long-term sustainability and success.
The Josselyn Center
Northfield & Waukegan, IL
The Josselyn Center provides affordable mental health and employment services that make life better for clients and their families and community regardless of ability to pay.
The Josselyn Center is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to review their vision, values, priorities, goals, and intended impact to guide a future strategic plan.
Willow House develops and provides free supportive services for children and families coping with grief and the death of a loved one, as well as communities and schools coping with death and dying.
Willow House is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to build broader awareness and understanding of its services to support its fundraising efforts and demand pipeline.