New America Foundation – Served as national technical assistance provider for Partnerships Advancing Youth Apprenticeships (PAYA) program
We developed and provided key technical assistance tools to local apprenticeship programs in the PAYA national network. We led the national working group on equity in youth apprenticeship and developed toolkits to help participants incorporate equity into program design and implementation. We also conducted exploratory research into emerging issues at the frontier of equity and apprenticeship and presented our findings through various public-facing platforms.
West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy – Conducted rapid response during state legislative session
We provided policy and legal analysis for a wide range of proposed economic policy bills to support WVCBP’s advocacy efforts during West Virginia’s 90-day legislative session. We leveraged the expertise of our deep network of national partners and supported the development of key messaging to advocate with lawmakers and the public.
Indiana Institute for Working Families – Led strategic research and development of a rural prosperity agenda
We developed of a rural policy agenda focused on shared prosperity with buy-in from key stakeholders and broad appeal to lawmakers across rural Indiana. We paired extensive analysis of survey and quantitative economic data with focus groups and interviews with dozens of key stakeholders in the rural parts of the state—business leaders, economic developers, service providers, community foundations, and advocates. Upon completion, the result will be a rural economic policy agenda with broad stakeholder support.
PathosEthos & PV Studios – Provided strategic guidance for launch of business accelerator supporting new entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.
We supported this creative marketing company in launching a business accelerator that helps entrepreneurs from marginalized backgrounds start successful companies from start to finish. We conducted a landscape analysis of existing accelerators and provided strategic guidance on designing the program. We also provided strategic direction on fundraising to support the initial launch of the venture.