This month’s issue congratulates our fearless leader, welcomes a new Public Works teammate, shares what we learned from a theatre company, and lists the fun workshops we’re facilitating next month.  Oh, did we mention that we’re hiring too?

We are very proud of our CEO, Celeste Frye, for being named as one of the Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting by Crain’s New York. This feature celebrates 70 women in the fields of accounting and consulting who have impacted New York City in significant ways.  Celeste has been an instrumental leader in fields of community development and planning, and this honor is a testament to her professional, civic, and philanthropic contribution to New York City. Kudos to you, Celeste!

What We’re Doing

Say hello to Aurelia, our new Senior Manager! Aurelia joins us from MDRC where she was a Research Associate studying comprehensive community initiatives in New York City and Chicago. As Senior Manager, Aurelia will be leading capacity building engagements with our nonprofit and government clients. We’ll be tapping into her expertise in designing and implementing formative evaluations to help our clients measure outcomes and impact. Click here to read more about Aurelia’s expertise and her budding addiction to cycling (which we highly encourage).


We attended the 2018 NYCETC Conference on September 10 at the CUNY Graduate Center.  The Conference brought together workforce policymakers, practitioners, and funders to discuss current trends in community-based hiring and innovations within the field. Public Works‘ Allison Quigney moderated a discussion with Andrea Vaghy Benyola of The Door and Mitch Mattson of The Roundabout Theatre Company on the evaluation findings of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP).  This program provides hands-on training in multiple disciples of technical theatre. Click here to learn more about TWDP.

What’s Coming Up

  • NYATEP 2018 Conference: We’re spilling the beans on performance management and evaluation at NYATEP’s 2018 Fall Conference: A New Dawn for Workforce in New York on October 9-11 in Syracuse, NY.  Celeste Frye and Allison Quigney will be leading a session where we will share tools and strategies for monitoring and evaluating workforce programs.
  • 2018 Advocacy Today: Interested in learning how journey mapping can help your organization? Con Edison is hosting an interactive learning afternoon about the fundamentals and facilitation of customer journey mapping on October 25th at Prime Produce. Celeste Frye along with representatives from McKinsey & Company and Con Edison will share insights on how journey mapping can optimize clients experience. This is a free event open to all nonprofit organizations.  Click here to learn more and register.

Do you know any smart young professionals interested in civic consulting? We’re currently seeking candidates for Manager/Analyst-level consultants as well as a Project Coordinator to support our marketing efforts. These are great positions for folks in looking to bite into the consulting field.  Click here for details on the positions.

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