Consulting

Consulting work has ranged from assisting communities in designing programs modeled on the Kalamazoo Promise to supporting foundation staff in developing new initiatives and writing reports. Consulting clients have included:

Seattle (WA) Economic Development Commission
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Mayor's Office of Community Wealth-Building, Richmond, Virginia
Charlevoix (MI) Community Foundation
Grand Rapids (MI) Community Foundation
East Texas Communities Foundation
Beacon of Hope, Lynchburg (VA)
Hamilton (Ontario) Community Foundation
City of Newark (NJ)
McKinney (TX) Promise Planning Committee
Beloit (WI) Promise Planning Committee
La Crosse County - The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study
The Toledo Community Foundation -- Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Century Foundation

Media coverage of her work has included interviews with the following news organizations:

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Economist
New York Times
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Detroit Free Press
Kalamazoo Gazette
Marketplace Morning Report
Michigan Education Report
New Haven Register
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Washington Post
Washington Times
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, Missouri)
Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor)
MSNBC
WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids)
WQAD-TV (Davenport, Iowa)