Success Stories

MetroSquash engages underserved Chicago youth through squash, as well as academic support, mentoring, enrichment and community service to develop students to their full potential. Through a Strategic Alignment project to support the organization following its expansion into new facilities, Compass assisted by standardizing programming and setting clear expectations for staff and stakeholders. According to Executive Director, David Kay,“We loved our Compass experience. The team was a diverse group of professionals who were committed to working with our staff and board to produce a meaningful and compelling project. This is not a project we could have taken on independently and the business perspective that Compass brought to the project was invaluable.”

Healthy Schools Campaign advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment. A Compass team undertook a Funding Strategy project to strengthen its small-donor communications and acquisition strategy. According to CEO, Rochelle Davis, “The experience with the whole team was fantastic. We feel very lucky to have been paired with these thoughtful and smart professionals!”

BUILD engages at-risk youth so they can realize their educational and career potential, while preventing them from joining gangs and working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. A Compass team worked to maximize the performance of BUILD’s Board of Directors and ensure the diversity of expertise necessary to best support its work through a Board Development project. In the words of Executive Director, Adam Alonso, “Compass led a board development project with such professionalism and understanding of our needs. What was produced was a plan that will transform the way our board operates moving forward – thank you Compass!”