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2012 Domestic Corps Projects

Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) - Chicago, IL - www.ccachicago.org

CCA is a nonprofit management consulting firm serving the City of Chicago through a unique public-private partnership with prominent consulting firms, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. CCA helps the City address its key strategic and operational issues by using a combination of CCA staff, staff on loan from for-profit consulting firms, and guidance from Chicago's most senior business and civic leaders. CCA's focus areas include: education, environment and transit, workforce development, public services and quality of life.

Elizabeth Coston, MBA '13: Elizabeth partnered with CCA and the Chicago Mayor’s Office in creating a multi-year strategy for the Office of New Americans. She researched and faciliated dialogues with Chicago's immigrant population to discover best practices in education, human capital, civic engagement, and celebrating diversity; these led to a list of potential initiatives to be considered for implementation by the Mayor.

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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) - www.edf.org

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) uses economic incentives to achieve transformational change within four key program areas - climate, oceans, ecosystems, and health. Through its Corporate Partnership Program, EDF works to harness the power of markets to unleash environmental salutations and innovations.

Rachel Smeak, MBA/MS '13: Rachel worked along side EDF and Walmart employees on their goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain. A second project worked directly with a Walmart category merchant and a private brand supplier to transition the palm oil within the product to certified sustainable palm oil.

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Anne Cronin, MBA/MS '14: Anne conducted a gap analysis with EDF on the participation of civil society organizations (NGOs, governments, etc) through The Sustainability Consortium, that included a thorough list of recommendations to maximize the impact of all stakeholders. She also produced a Walmart buyer toolkit for its merchants to best set and implement sustainability goals.

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Stephanie Judd, MBA/MS '13: Stephanie worked with EDF to identify a strategy for engaging corporations' transportation managers in reducing carbon emissions due to freight, specifically by de-speeding the supply chain. She engaged with transportation managers, logistics providers, and NGO representatives to best understand the space and determine optimal options for EDF.

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Focus: HOPE - Detroit, MI - www.focushope.edu

Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization in Detroit, with the mission of using intelligent and practical action to fight racism, poverty and injustice. Their programs include a food program for eligible mothers, children and senior citizens; education and training in information technology, manufacturing and engineering; community arts programs; community and economic development initiatives; a manufacturing operation; children's day care and education, conference facilities, and volunteer and outreach activities.

Miguel Sossa-Mardomingo, MBA/MS '13 and Joseph Hemingway, BBA '13: Miguel and Joseph developed a detailed implementation plan for the development of the Urban Learning and Leadership Collaborative. This multifaceted initiative will create a leveraging entity for academic-community partnerships to directly impact community needs through Focus: HOPE.

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Institute at the Golden Gate - San Francisco, CA - www.instituteatgoldengate.org

The Institute at Golden Gate disseminates innovative environmental solutions and drives sustainable change across communities by brokering long-term relationships between nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental groups. Headquartered at the historic Fort Baker at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Institute leverages its expansive network – from the Aspen Institute, World Wildlife Fund to Bank of America – to empower effective solutions to environment opportunities.

Kim Littlefield, Eve. MBA: Kim authored a business plan for a regional health-and-parks collective impact effort currently known as Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP): Bay Area. She utilized the collective impact framework to interface with successful park, health, and wellness groups nationwide, in addition to convening potential stakeholders locally for a new governance model.

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