That’s a Wrap on our Two-Year Formative Evaluation of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program

We drew the curtain on the second act of our two-year program evaluation for Roundabout Theatre’s Theatrical Workforce Development Program, which prepares young New Yorkers for careers in technical theatre. Building off our first-year results, our second-year evaluation found that employers overwhelmingly felt program fellows meet the technical skill requirements of entry-level technicians. We also learned that fellows are contributing towards diversifying the racial, ethnic, and gender make-up of the technical theatre industry. And finally, the fellows are utilizing the network and resources provided by Roundabout to secure high-quality jobs in the industry. Click here to learn more about our evaluation findings and the impact of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program on young New Yorkers and the theatre industry.

 WHAT WE’RE DOING

SIPA Event: Women in Leadership

On October 8th, our CEO Celeste Frye spoke at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) about empowering women in leadership. As a woman who founded and now runs her own firm, Celeste spoke about her own professional experiences, including the successes as well as the challenges she has encountered. Celeste was in good company on the panel with the founder of Sake Suki, a craft sake importer, and a global leader at the Treasury & Trade Solutions practice of Citi. This event was hosted by the Empowering Asian Women (EAW) SIPA student group.

 Meet our new fall semester project coordinators: Emma and Andrey!

We’re excited to welcome Emma Watson and Andrey Prigov to Public Works as our newest project coordinators. Emma is a critical thinker with a deep interest in health policy and community organizing, and Andrey is an urbanist with a love for graphic deign and international policy. Read more about the team’s newest additions to see which one is an avid handball player and which has an adorable dog named Fabio.

ICYMI: Nonprofit Tune-Up Webinar Recap

Earlier this year Public Works launched the Nonprofit Tune-Up, a new tool that offers an affordable and comprehensive organizational analysis for nonprofits. To provide more information on this service, Public Works Partners hosted a webinar in which we shared best practices for organizational assessment, discussed the mechanics of how the Nonprofit Tune-Up works, walked the audience through a case study and answered questions. So, what do nonprofits need to look at to tune-up their organization?

If you are interested in learning more, check out a full recording of the webinar here!