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Representative Client Projects
for Education and Youth

100Kin10: Shared Measurement to Support a Nationwide Movement

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and in close partnership with the University of Chicago, FSG was engaged to work with 100Kin10 partners to facilitate the design of a set of shared measures.

Academy for College Excellence: Development of a National Expansion Strategy

FSG helped the Academy for College Excellence define and model key components for national expansion and helped develop a comprehensive business plan to support the organization’s growth.

BlackRock: Corporate Philanthropy Strategy

FSG partnered with BlackRock to set a clear vision for their philanthropic portfolio and developed a signature initiative that focuses on Building Better Financial Futures.

CCER/Gates Foundation: Road Map for Education Results

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CCER engaged FSG to design, launch, and implement the Road Map Project, a cradle-to-college and career collective impact initiative in South Seattle and South King County.

Chicago Public Schools Office of New Schools: Organizational Alignment

FSG was engaged by the Office of New Schools to develop an updated organizational strategy in response to changes in its budgetary environment and leadership structure.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Foster Youth

FSG partnered with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to develop a strategy to improve the well-being of transition-age foster youth in the United States.

DC Public Schools: Strategy and Organizational Alignment

FSG was engaged by the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to help improve the strategy and implementation plan for the district’s whole school reform models.

E3 Alliance: Development of Five-Year Strategic Plan

FSG worked with the E3 Alliance to develop a new five-year strategic plan to improve the alignment and effectiveness of education systems and actors across the Central Texas region.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation: Shared Outcomes Assessment

FSG conducted a review and assessment of the current readiness of key sectors to develop and use shared outcomes.

Greater Texas Foundation: Strategic Planning

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) engaged FSG to develop a five year strategic plan designed to increase the Foundation’s impact on student education outcomes in Texas.

Lumina Foundation: Latino Student Success Effort Evaluation

FSG is supporting a multi-year evaluation of Lumina Foundation’s Latino Student Success effort, aimed at improving attainment rates among students of Latino descent.

Marin Community Foundation: Strategic Initiative to Close Achievement Gaps

The Marin Community Foundation engaged FSG to support the development of a strategic initiative to close the achievement gap in the county’s lowest performing school districts.

Mattel: Creating Shared Value

Mattel engaged FSG to develop a strategy for creating shared value that would generate meaningful ways to create positive impact for society while also driving new business opportunities.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Economic Modeling of Charter Support Services

FSG was engaged by NAPCS to research opportunities to increase the reach of and develop business models for the delivery of support services by Charter Support Organizations.

National Summer Learning Association: Business Planning

FSG helped the NSLA develop a business plan aimed at long-term and sustainable impact.

New Schools for New Orleans: Development of a Strategic Business Plan

New Schools for New Orleans engaged FSG to develop a strategic plan that would build on the organization’s success and map out a plan for future growth and impact in one of the nation’s most exciting hotbeds for education reform.

New York City Leadership Academy: Strategic Business Planning

FSG helped the New York City Leadership Academy make strategic and business decisions to increase impact and improve sustainability.

New York State Juvenile Justice: Statewide Collective Impact Reform

FSG worked with a group of leaders across the New York State juvenile justice system to develop a vision for reform and a collective strategy to improve outcomes for youth and communities across the state.

NewSchools Venture Fund: Charter Management Best Practices

FSG worked with the NewSchools Venture Fund and fourteen of its portfolio ventures to research and write case studies on best practices for Charter Management Organizations.

NewSchools Venture Fund: Evaluation of Effectiveness

FSG worked with the NewSchools Venture Fund annually, over a three year period, to evaluate the support that it provides its portfolio ventures, and to evaluate its effectiveness in serving as an intermediary for its funding partners.

SAP: Creating a High Impact CSR Portfolio

FSG was engaged to help SAP create a high impact CSR portfolio through a series of engagements, including developing a global shared value initiative, refining its regional CSR strategies, and designing a measurement framework to help CSR understand and track the business and social impact of its work.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Strategic Planning

FSG worked with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop a plan for accelerating progress toward achieving the state’s higher education goals—and by extension, increasing individual and statewide economic outcomes.

The Wallace Foundation: Development of Two Strategic Business Plans for Grantees

FSG helped two Wallace Foundation grantees, the Southern Regional Education Board’s Learning-Centered Leadership Program and the Institute for Learning, develop strategic business plans to increase the reach, impact, and financial sustainability of their flagship training programs while also exploring opportunities to shift to hybrid delivery models.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Evaluation of K-12 and Community College Portfolios

FSG was engaged by the Hewlett Foundation to review and evaluate its K-12 Education Policy Reform and California Community College portfolios.

UBS Optimus Foundation: Förderstrategie

FSG hat für die UBS Optimus Stiftung die Wirksamkeit ihrer Förderaktivitäten evaluiert, und ihre verschiedenen Förderbereiche in einer neuen, ganzheitlichen Förderstrategie vereint.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Building Success Markers for Education and Learning

FSG is developing a comprehensive set of success markers and progress measures for whole-child development and family literacy for families with children from birth to grade three.

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