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Communitas Consulting client, Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, released its regional plan for school readiness on May 4, 2017.  Saphira Baker and Casey Cox helped to convene and facilitate member discussions, conduct research, and write the report in partnership with Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, its committee leadership, and coalition members.Continue Reading

WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Featured article: Refueling Your Passion and Staying on Track.Continue Reading

SUPPORTING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

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See presentation on philanthropic approaches to promoting health equity and why greater equity matters. Communitas Consulting recently prepared this deck for the Mary Black Foundation’s strategic planning retreat in Spartanburg, South Carolina.… Read more

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Communitas Consulting client Mary Black Foundation supports a focus on equity with increased capacity building in Spartanburg, SC.Continue Reading

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Communitas Consulting client Richmond Memorial Health Foundation launches Equity and Health Fellowships to foster a more equitable and healthy region. Baker helped design the initiative and will co-facilitate learning sessions for 18 fellows around equity, social determinants of health, and … Read more

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Saphira M. Baker will serve on the Board of Advisors at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, where she has taught a community-based course on strategic planning since 2010.… Read more

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Ten-year Plan to End Homelessness

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Communitas Consulting partnered with Homeward in Richmond, Virginia to recalibrate their ten-year community plan to end homelessness in the region. See the results.… Read more

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Communitas Consulting presented “How Clients and Consultants Can Work Effectively Together for Social Change” at the Independent Sector annual conference in Miami, Florida this fall. This conversation is part of Baker’s ongoing work with long-term colleague and fellow consultant, Nancy … Read more

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Read the core principles that the Piedmont Housing Alliance’s board of directors created with Communitas Consulting for how they will work with residents and others to redevelop a low-income community in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Note page 3, at Next DoorRead more

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Members of Virginia’s Home Visiting Consortium, a Communitas Consulting client, were instrumental in securing a federal grant for technical assistance to advance a “Pay for Success” model in early childhood health care. According to Governor McAuliffe, Virginia is “part of … Read more

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