Blog Post — Working with the Parent Encouragement Program by Charlotte Haberaecker
Are you a parent who occasionally wonders:
- Why don’t my kids listen to me?
- How can I avoid power struggles with my child?
- How should I set limits for my preschooler?
- How do I talk about sensitive subjects with my teen when he tunes me out?
If so, you should check out one of Compass’s recent clients, the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). PEP is the only parenting education program that offers a full progression of parenting courses in the Washington, DC area.
PEP asked Compass to develop a sustainable funding strategy. Working with a subcommittee of the Board, the Compass team (Nabila Ahmed, Kathryn Hansen, Rania Suidan, and Charlotte Haberaecker) did the following:
- Found ways to increase PEP revenues
- Identified potential grant opportunities to support PEP’s parent education program for low-income Spanish-speaking parents
- Defined partnership opportunities and distribution channels to expand PEP’s clientele
- Identified immediate opportunities (e.g., Back to School Fair) and mid/longer-term opportunities for growth (e.g., corporate partnerships).
Cheryl Wieker, PEP’s Executive Director said, “Working with the Compass consultants provided us with new approaches for improving our funding base for parenting education in the Washington, DC area. They looked at our data in new ways, benchmarked our approach to programs in other cities, and made specific recommendations that will clearly help us achieve our goals. One key recommendation has already been implemented, and the PEP Board committee is enthusiastic about working through the summer to incorporate the Compass guidance. PEP’s committee appreciated the depth of the analysis and the amount of thought and ‘smarts’ that went into the strategies the Compass volunteers recommended. Thanks Compass!”
To learn more about Parent Encouragement Program, please visit their website: http://www.pepparent.org/
Charlotte Haberaecker, the Project Team Leader for the Parent Encouragement Program, is a Non-profit and Corporate Executive who recently served as the #2 executive of Global Impact, a $110 million non-profit that raises funds for critical humanitarian needs at home and around the world. Previously, she served in leadership positions at Fannie Mae and Price Waterhouse.