Washington, D.C., October 15, 2013 – In keeping with its vision to deliver positive impacts for its clients, people and communities, Censeo Consulting Group has developed a strategic partnership with Higher Achievement. Through its after-school program and summer academic programs, Higher Achievement provides rigorous, year-round learning opportunities to young people from at-risk communities, giving them the best opportunity to succeed in middle school–and in life.
Through its strategic relationship, Censeo advises management on strategic planning and operational execution while its staff gains the opportunity to mentor Higher Achievement scholars. To date, Censeo has donated over 700 consulting hours by working with the Higher Achievement leadership team to build a dynamic financial model which helps management quickly analyze costs and assess the impact of different expansion and growth decisions.
“We are so pleased with the positive influence that Censeo and its employees have had on our Higher Achievement scholars this past school year. The commitment Censeo exhibits truly speaks to the character of the firm,” said Lynsey Wood Jeffries, CEO, Higher Achievement. “In addition, the financial model Censeo provided will position our organization on the vanguard of effective nonprofit management and enable us to serve many more students in the future.”
“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Higher Achievement,” said Raj Sharma, CEO of Censeo. “We have always believed in giving back, and this partnership allows us to do so by supporting Higher Achievement’s mission and donating our management expertise allowing more kids to have a brighter future and realize their true potential.”
Mark Finlan, director at Censeo, who led the financial modeling work, said, “It has been a pleasure working with the dedicated leadership team at Higher Achievement. It is truly rewarding to know that our work will continue to help Higher Achievement and its scholars.”
About Higher Achievement
Higher Achievement, founded in 1975, closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. For more information, please visit www.higherachievement.org.
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