Greater Washington

Classic Project Clients

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2020-21 Classic Project Roster

ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC

Glen Echo, MD | www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Adventure Theatre MTC educates and inspires new generations of theater artists and audiences with exceptional theatrical experiences.

Adventure Theatre MTC is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to increase individual giving and boost financial sustainability.

BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL: CAPITAL REGION

Falls Church, VA | www.bestbuddies.org/capitalregion

Best Buddies empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills.

Best Buddies is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to improve the effectiveness and engagement of their board.

BRIDGES TO INDEPENDENCE

Arlington, VA | www.bridges2.org

Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures.

Bridges to Independence is seeking a PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS & MERGERS project to review its mission, structure, resources, and programs, and develop a post-merger integration plan.

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

Washington, DC | www.dccfh.org

Coalition for the Homeless helps homeless and at-risk individuals and families transition to self- sufficiency through housing programs and supportive services.

Coalition for the Homeless is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to evaluate and help diversify their revenue streams.

COMMUNITY BRIDGES

Silver Spring, MD | www.communitybridges-md.org

Community Bridges empowers girls from diverse backgrounds to become exceptional students, positive leaders and healthy young women.

Community Bridges is seeking a DECISION SUPPORT project to help them make informed and strategic decisions for how to best deliver on its mission during and post-COVID.

DC JAZZ FESTIVAL

Washington, DC | www.dcjazzfest.org

DC Jazz Festival presents internationally renowned and emerging artists in celebration of jazz through dynamic programs that advance music education, and unify diverse communities.

DC Jazz Festival is seeking a DECISION SUPPORT project to help them develop innovative ways to fulfill its mission and enhance sustainability during COVID and beyond.

DC RAPE CRISIS CENTER (DCRCC)

Washington, DC | www.dcrcc.org

DCRCC is the oldest rape crisis center in the country and provides survivor-centered advocacy through therapeutic services, training and technical assistance, community education, and public policy initiatives.

DCRCC is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to assess their current fundraising and development strategy and identify new areas for growth.

EDU-FUTURO

Arlington, VA | www.Edu-futuro.org

Edu-Futuro empowers immigrants and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement.

Edu-Futuro is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to conduct a feasibility study and create a business plan for a childcare and training center for low-income families.

GIRLS ON THE RUN – DC, MONTGOMERY COUNTY & NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Rockville, MD | www.girlsontherun.org

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running, discussions and activities.

Girls on the Run is seeking a PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS & MERGERS project to explore and evaluate a possible merger between the three DC-area councils.

GOOD SHEPHERD HOUSING (GSH)

Alexandria, VA | www.goodhousing.org

Good Shepherd Housing’s mission is to reduce homelessness, increase community support, and promote self-sufficiency.

Good Shepherd Housing is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project that identifies and aligns on strategic objectives in advance of drafting GSH’s next 5-year strategic plan.

INSTITUTE FOR MARKET TRANSFORMATION (IMT)

Washington, DC | www.imt.org

IMT aims to decarbonize the economy by catalyzing widespread and sustained demand for high-performance, energy-efficient buildings.

IMT is seeking a PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS & MERGERS project to partner with diverse organizations and develop strategies rooted in equitable outcomes.

JUBILEE JOBS

Washington, DC | www.jubileejobs.org

Jubilee Jobs provides professional, compassionate job placement for people eager to work, but who have had difficulty navigating conventional business employment processes.

Jubilee Jobs is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to identify a strategy that maximizes their reach with both clients and employers.

LIFE PIECES TO MASTERPIECES

Washington, DC | www.lifepieces.org

Life Pieces to Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character, unlock potential and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and community.

Life Pieces to Masterpieces is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to evaluate and integrate their current and proposed earned income programs.

MI CASA

Washington, DC | www.micasa-inc.org

Mi Casa provides quality affordable housing to low- and moderate-income households in the local DC area in order to promote healthy, thriving and diverse neighborhoods.

Mi Casa is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to evaluate key areas of the organization in order to help inform their strategic planning process.

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK

Washington, DC | www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org

Potomac Riverkeeper’s mission is to stop pollution in order to enhance the safety of our drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment.

Potomac Riverkeeper is seeking a FUNDING STRATEGY project to evaluate their current fundraising strategies and identify areas for innovation and enhancement.

NATIONAL CHILD RESEARCH CENTER (NCRC)

Washington, DC | www.ncrcpreschool.org

NCRC provides a collaborative approach to preschool education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, fosters partnerships with families, and is committed to the inclusion of children with special needs.

NCRC is in the second year of a STRATEGIC PLANNING project to develop a new strategic plan focused on ensuring continued success and sustainability within a rapidly changing early childhood education landscape. There will be spots for new Team Members.

SAFESPOT OF FAIRFAX

Fairfax, VA | www.safespotfairfax.org

SafeSpot provides a child-friendly, culturally sensitive environment that promotes the safety and well- being of child victims of abuse while facilitating a comprehensive approach to the intervention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of sexual and severe physical abuse.

SafeSpot is seeking a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project that evaluates key areas of the organization in order to establish priorities and inform their strategic planning process.

SEEC

Silver Spring, MD | www.seeconline.org

SEEC provides an array of services that help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to direct their lives with dignity, choice, authority and responsibility.

SEEC is seeking a DECISION SUPPORT project to help make informed decisions about their organization with limited in-person programming opportunities and evolving resource needs.

SCHOOLTALK

Washington, DC | www.schooltalkdc.org

SchoolTalk serves DC youth with disabilities and their peers through direct youth programming, as well as through its support of school communities including professional development and technical assistance for school leaders and staff.

SchoolTalk is seeking a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to evaluate current offerings, revise their value proposition, identify areas of improvement, and expand their market.

SHAW COMMUNITY CENTER

Washington, DC | www.shawcommunity.org

Shaw Community Center’s mission is to enhance the lives of and expand opportunities for youth and families in the Shaw neighborhood.

Shaw Community Center is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to formalize board best practices and bolster effective engagement.

TOGETHER WE BAKE

Alexandria, VA | www.togetherwebake.org

Together We Bake provides a comprehensive workforce training program to help women gain self-confidence, transferable workforce skills, and hands-on experience which allows them to find sustainable employment and move toward self-sufficiency.

Together We Bake is seeking a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to improve board member recruiting and engagement, and institute best practices.

WORDS BEATS & LIFE

Washington, DC | www.wblinc.org

Words Beats & Life advocates for the transformative power of Hip-Hop culture in all its forms through arts education, creative employment, cultural diplomacy, and by centering marginalized voices.

Words Beats & Life is seeking a TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY project to assess existing technology capabilities and identify areas for improvement.

“As a small, grassroots organization, it was important that we received the best possible technical assistance without straining our resources. The Compass team fit all of our needs perfectly. They were competent, prepared, efficient and fun to work with.”

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