New Partnership with Christina Milano

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Articles, Blog | 0 comments

“The stakeholder analysis by Strategy + Action told us where the value of our program is and how we can build upon our strengths. We also learned where the gaps are in our efforts and how we can turn those into opportunities to better serve children, parents and educators.”

Natalie Celeste, Member, Cleveland Schools Book Fund Oversight Board (Cleveland, OH)

Tina Milano, nationally known leader in the college access field and a nonprofit management expert, is now partnering with Strategy + Action/Philanthropy.  Tina was recently honored for her role as co-founder of the National College Access Network at that organization’s 20th Annual Conference.

Pictured above:  This past September in Orlando, Tina Milano (far right), John Dean  (center) and Chad Wick (left) were recognized at the National College Access Network’s 20th Annual Conference.  Tina was co-founder of NCAN,  John was the first chair and Chad Wick provided the original funding through the KnowledgeWorks Foundation.

Jeff Glebocki, CEO, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy, shared that “we’re really excited to have launched our partnership with Tina through two projects in Cleveland:”

  • We conducted a stakeholders’ analysis for the Cleveland Schools Book Fund. This endowed fund provides collections of professionally-selected reading material for K-4 classrooms throughout the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The analysis engaged teachers, parents and donors through interviews, focus groups and an online survey. We found a wide-ranging level of support for the Book Fund, and were able to spell out a series of next-steps for how the Book Fund strengthens its work in Cleveland schools.
  • We also facilitated a strategic planning process with the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education at Cleveland State University. Under the new leadership of Dr. Sharon Brown, the Center is positioning itself as a regional provider of customized professional development for educators in Northeast Ohio.
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