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Client Showcase - Startup Phase

 

YOUNG SOLDIERS & CADETS

Afterschool Programs for Single Parents

 

Young Soldiers and Cadets is

a 501c3 in Prince Georges County,

Maryland offering, innovative

out-of-school programs that serve

the unique needs of single parents

with children ages 5 to 13.  

 

Progressive Startup Stage

 

In 2010, Young Soldiers & Cadets (YS&C) launched an aggressive strategy to form relationships with regional foundations to secure capacity-building grants that will strengthen its ability to offer very badly needed out of school enrichment programs in Prince Georges County where at least 50% of the population of single working parents are under served with effective and affordable out of school child and youth programs.

 

Results & Impact

 

Recognizing the importance of a sound management, YS&C  is setting up infrastructure required for effective leadership and partnerships that will draw a broad funding mix.  Manage-2-Manage completed its internal assessment resulting in a Sustainability Plan that includes the following activities:

 
  1. Fortify board leadership using a series of workshops. 
  2. Build alliances with local foundations and school systems.
  3. Launch target marketing strategies for low income single parents.
  4. Sustain programming for the 2011-2012 school year for 30 children.

 

Outcomes to date includes launching a new board of directors represented by education professionals, establishing governance policies and procedures, ensuring accountable state and federal reporting and developing letter of intent and proposal templates that YS&C representatives can use to advancing fund raising efforts.

 

Within three months, YS&C has strengthened board governance, internal management systems and fund raising activities.  This start-up nonprofit has learned how to and has submitted letters of intent for capacity building funding.  As a result, in March 2011, the Prince Georges Community Foundation invited YS&C to submit grant proposal.  Also, discussions are underway to launch the first Community Forum for Out-of-School Programs for Single Parents in 2012.