Current Clients

Chicago Project Roster 2023

Compass volunteer teams will be working with our Chicago clients to address the most important strategic challenges facing our community today, like education, homelessness, and racial inequity. Learn more about our clients and projects below, and click here for information about volunteering on a project.

America SCORES Chicago | Chicago, IL
America SCORES Chicago inspires youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. They achieve this mission through daily after school and summer programming that combines soccer, poetry, and service-learning. 

America SCORES Chicago is receiving a DECISION SUPPORT project to assess and optimize their current service fee model for participating schools. 

Chicago House and Social Service Agency | Chicago, IL
Chicago House empowers persons living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS to lead healthy and dignified lives through housing and compassionate, client-centered support services.

Chicago House is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to gather key stakeholder input relative to their mission, vision and values that will inform the development of their next strategic plan.

Chicago Learning Exchange | Chicago, IL
The Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX) catalyzes racial equity, access, and quality in Chicago’s out-of-school-time (OST) ecosystem. CLX is a backbone organization that connects and supports our city’s array of OST organizations to develop and coordinate strategies to better serve youth, youth mentors, and leaders. 

CLX is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to create a framework to help them identify, structure and manage their OST partnerships for greater efficiency and impact. 

Children’s Literacy Initiative | Chicago, IL 
Children’s Literacy Initiative seeks to dismantle structural racism by providing Black and Latinx children with the anti-racist early literacy instruction, support, and advocacy needed to create equity in education.  

Children’s Literacy Initiative is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to assess their current funding streams and identify opportunities for revenue diversification to drive long-term sustainability.  

First Tee – Greater Chicago | Chicago, IL
By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, First Tee creates learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do. 

First Tee is receiving a DECISION SUPPORT project to develop a framework to guide where they should open their next facility based on key factors such as community impact, fundraising potential, and program delivery.

Girls Inc. of Chicago | Chicago, IL 
Girls Inc. of Chicago inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. They focus on the development of the whole girl – supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment where girls gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Girls Inc. is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to develop a diversified fundraising strategy to reduce their reliance on grants and increase the emphasis on and effectiveness of individual giving.

Holiday Heroes | Des Plaines, IL 
Holiday Heroes provides joy and improved quality of life to pediatric patients through a combination of in-person and virtual programs. Holiday Heroes uses its experience, creativity, resources, and passion to inspire long-lasting joy and happy memories for pediatric patients and their families, thereby making a positive impact in their recoveries and their lives.

Holiday Heroes is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to assess partnership opportunities that would enable them to increase their impact through donations of care package items and additional venues to provide their services.

Housing Opportunity Development Corporation | Skokie, IL 
Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC) develops, manages and preserves housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income households. 

 HODC is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to increase awareness of their work through improved storytelling so they can attract more partners and funders. 

LEAP (Language Empowers All People) | Chicago, IL 
LEAP (Language Empowers All People) builds in children and adults the speech, language, and communication skills to help them advance in school, in the workplace, and in life.

LEAP is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to develop a marketing roadmap to grow the reach and revenue of one of their key programs.

Pride ROC | Chicago, IL 
Pride ROC is on a mission to bring a radical new model of healing to the lives of young black men and women who have experienced deep systemic trauma. Their practice is built on a foundation of trauma-informed care layering on holistic wellness techniques including Meditation, Egyptian yoga, Nutrition, and connectedness to nature.

Pride ROC is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to identify new sources of funding to allow them to continue to grow their impact by hiring more staff and acquiring their own retreat location.

Public Narrative | Chicago, IL 
Public Narrative facilitates training, programming and resource building focused on cultivating media literacy, uplifting community voices in media, and shifting narratives around public health, public safety, and public education.

Public Narrative is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to diversify funding by understanding the broader universe of potential sources and how to best capture them.

Quinn Center of St. Eulalia | Maywood, IL
The Quinn Center works to build an inclusive culture of justice, health, and peace. They inspire, educate, and empower through relationship building while confronting intersecting social problems and filling resource gaps.

The Quinn Center is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to refresh their mission, vision, and values to better reflect their role and work in the community.

Revolution Institute | Chicago, IL
The mission of Revolution Institute is to liberate the creative potential of African American and Latinx communities through sustainable, future-oriented work, entrepreneurship, and value-aligned collaboration.

Revolution Institute is receiving a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to develop strategies to identify, cultivate, onboard, and sustain high value Board Members.

The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence | Chicago, IL
The Network’s mission is to educate, organize, and advocate as a collaborative membership organization to end domestic violence.

The Network is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to identify tactics to attract and increase private donations to support their work.

The Village Legal and Community Project | Chicago, IL
The Village empowers community members by providing pro bono and sliding scale legal services and programming addressing economic development and life readiness.

The Village is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project to generate revenue by monetizing their programming.

“The Compass team was excellent…The experience with the whole team was fantastic. We feel very lucky to have been paired with these thoughtful and smart professionals!”