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Kate Reynolds

Kate Reynolds
MPA-PNP 2011
Deputy Director
White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities

2018 NYU Wagner Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum

On October 2, 2018, Cecile Richards, Former President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and author of "Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead," discusses the role of activism in urban politics.

Informing the Planning Process of a Museum’s Creation

Client
American Museum of LGBT History & Culture
Faculty
Sonia Balaram
Team
Greta Essig, Arman Hirose-Afshari, Christina Napolitano, Katharine Zeigler

Over the past two years, a committee of LGВТ community leaders and activists took preliminary steps towards creating a museum focused on LGВТ history and culture. The committee enlisted a Capstone team to research the stages of museum development and create recommendations for a strategic plan. The team performed extensive research on how museums are founded and shaped, conducted an environmental scan to understand the landscape the new museum would be entering, developed a strategic business plan to help guide the committee through the early stages of the museum’s development, and generated a set of final recommendations. The team’s research findings, business plan, and recommendations culminated in a final report that will inform the planning group as they pursue the establishment of the museum.

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Informing a Strategic Planning Process

Client
AchieveMission
Faculty
Erica Foldy
Team
Elizabeth Angeles, Molly Canavan, Tracey Kirke, Emily Klinger, David Ng
Achieve Mission is a national consulting firm committed to enhancing the impact of social sector organizations through leadership development and talent management. Following the fulfillment of its first strategic plan and a change in leadership, AchieveMission engaged a Capstone team to inform its second strategic plan. The team completed an internal and external assessment, a literature review, and an environmental scan to develop a solid understanding of the market in which AchieveMission operates. The team also interviewed and surveyed a variety of stakeholders—including employees, clients, prospective clients, and board members—and analyzed AchieveMission’s governance and operations. The team synthesized their findings into a final report for AchieveMission’s leadership team and board. The report included actionable recommendations around service offerings, target clients, and internal structural recommendations.
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Capstone Year