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New York

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Mission: To fuel New York City’s economic vitality by creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard.

Project Focus: PennPAC will focus on BNY’s new initiative, Yard Labs. This concept would enable companies “to use the Yard as a living lab and test bed for new technologies.” The project will outline the Yard Lab’s goals, define the target audience, and build the outreach strategy. Through external market research and analysis of the Yard’s early efforts, the PennPAC team will provide recommendations to inform BNY’s plan for launching Yard Labs.

Literature to Life

Mission: Literature to Life performs great books to inspire young people to read and become authors of their own lives

Mini Project Focus: PennPAC will work with Literature to Life to prioritize areas of focus as they start to develop an actionable strategic plan. PennPAC will consider LTL’s strengths and program positioning relative to peer organizations in its recommendations.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYPLI)

Mission: To pursue equality and justice for all New Yorkers through a community-driven approach in the areas of civil rights, disability, health, immigrant, and environmental justice.

Project Focus: The PennPAC team will focus on targeted marketing and outreach strategies to stakeholders including volunteer attorneys, small law firms, vendors and community based organizations to increase awareness of NYLPI’s mission and programs.

One Brooklyn Health 

Mission: To provide greater access to high quality medical care; keep their communities healthy through an integrated care system that respects the diversity of their communities; and address both the health needs and unique factors that shape them

Project Focus: PennPAC will evaluate OBH’s marketing and branding, helping them convey a strong and compelling message about their ability to serve the community. The team will also provide recommendations and next steps on additional marketing priorities.

Project Tomorrow 

Mission: To ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders, and engaged citizens of the world. They do so by supporting the capacity development of school and district leaders to create and sustain innovation in K-12 classrooms and schools, and implement high impact learning experiences that enable all students regardless of community profile or home finances to develop the college, career and citizenry ready skills needed for future success.

Project Focus: The PennPAC team will focus on replicating a project that develops computational thinking in elementary school teachers. The team will review strategies for scaling, identify potential opportunities and understand best practices


Mission: To engage low-income, low-achieving students who are at high risk of dropping out of school and serve them through a continuum of programs to encourage academic commitment and success, college preparation, job readiness and community service.

Project Focus: PennPAC project will consider opportunities to expand the reach of Publicolor’s programs, focusing on strategies for replication. Deliverables will include a landscape analysis, evaluation of replication options and recommendations for next steps to grow the reach of their programs.


Alpha Bravo Canine

Mission: To ​​raise, train and donate trained service dogs to U.S military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other combat related disabilities.

Mini Project Focus: PennPAC will review Alpha Bravo Canine’s (ABC’s) marketing materials and assess their messaging across various channels. The team will work to ensure ABC’s communications are mission aligned and specifically targeted to a range of stakeholders.

Support Center for Child Advocates

Mission: To advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.

Project Focus: PennPAC’s project will focus on Support Center for Child Advocates’ (SCCA) volunteers: how to assess their performance, including evaluation methodologies and tools.

Bay Area

Family Connections

Mission: To create a family learning community focused on education and growth for underserved children and their parents and caregivers.

Project Focus: PennPAC Bay Area will provide Family Connections with tools to efficiently and robustly track their impact through the standardization and optimization of data acquisition, maintenance and analysis.