Assist the Board of Brooklyn Kindergarten Society to enhance its strategic focus.

Nonprofit: Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

For more than 125 years, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) has provided the children of Brooklyn working families with early education that cultivates the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. BKS strives to stop the cycle of poverty where it does the most harm—in early childhood.

BKS’s preschools serve children ages 2 – 4 and are in public housing in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Brownsville. The NYC Department of Education has announced several regulations that will impact BKS’s ability to sustain operations.

Project: Strategic Planning

Work closely with the BKS Board of Directors to create a strategic plan to address a changing regulatory environment. Assist the Board in their evolution towards more focused strategic activities like funding, priority setting, and defining long term objectives. Activities include:

  • Assessing the maturity of current board practices and implications of current approach
  • Gathering and sharing best practice approaches of effective boards
  • Recommending potential actions to the BKS board to adopt to evolve their effectiveness
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Consulting Project2-3 hrs/wk for 3-4 months


Contact Project Coordinator Darren Sumter, MBA 1995,

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