The Untapped Talent Pool: Lessons from Boston’s State Street Bank
9/9/19 - Some years back, Michael Scannell mentored, as part of the Year Up program, a bright young man he describes as “someone you could tell had a tremendous amount of potential.” He had been working at one of the big box stores, and had a passion for computers and technology. When he completed Year Up, he was placed as an intern at a Boston law firm...
Strategic Business Planning for Growth
How can a nonprofit organization grow sustainably while providing high-quality services?
Collective Action in Guilford County: Building Pathways To Success in Education & Youth Development
Say Yes Guilford
How can an organization drive collective action by working in partnership with a local school district and nonprofit partners to advance k-12 student outcomes, including college acceptance, completion and employment?
Just Who Is this Economy Working For, Anyway?
8/23/19 - I recently heard two stories I want to share. Each of them illustrates an aspect of how we, together as a society, are failing to ensure that people can get on and stay on a pathway to lifelong success.
Coordinating a College Access and Success Pathway
How can two high-performing nonprofits work together to build a coordinated pathway that supports low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented high school students as they access, enroll in, and complete college?
Radically Resident-Driven: Another UBI Experiment
8/12/19 - In several blog posts, I’ve been diving deeper into guaranteed income as a way to ensure people can meet their basic needs and get on—and stay on—a pathway to lifelong success. Might direct cash payments—in the form of what most call universal basic income (UBI)—be an alternative to the programs that comprise America’s broken social safety net?