Ascentria Care Alliance Selected to Participate in the Harvard Business School Association of Boston Community Action Partners Program

January 17, 2019 Ascentria Care Alliance
Worcester, MA – Ascentria Care Alliance was selected from a competitive pool of 34 applicants to receive a pro bono consulting engagement by the Harvard Business School Association of Boston Community Action Partners (CAP).
 
Community Action Partners (CAP) is a volunteer organization of Harvard Business School and Kennedy School alumni helping greater Boston-area nonprofits apply management skills to their business challenges. Each year CAP volunteers provide an average of 8,000 hours of consulting, equivalent to approximately $1.5 to $2.0 million in pro bono services to worthy nonprofits. These volunteers offer a powerful blend of business expertise and passion for making a difference in the community. CAP projects result in incredible impact for nonprofit clients and are a uniquely rewarding volunteer experience for alumni.
 
Ascentria, a nonprofit human services organization with senior residential facilities located in the Boston area, is one of 13 applicants selected for a pro bono consulting engagement. In addition to the elderly, Ascentria serves children, youth and families; adults with mental health and developmental disabilities; refugees and immigrants; and those facing economic challenges throughout New England.
 
“It’s exciting to have been selected to work with the Harvard CAP alumni volunteers,” states Ascentria President and CEO Angela Bovill. “Their team brings a wealth of business knowledge, talent and experience that will be very beneficial to us as we evaluate, build and pilot a new service delivery model.”
 
“We are very pleased to work with Ascentria Care Alliance this year,” states Executive Director Kathy Le. “Ascentria is doing critical work for the greater Boston community. The nature of their business challenge, mission, and social impact makes them a very attractive partner for our alumni volunteer teams.”

About Ascentria Care Alliance
 
As one of the largest human service organizations in New England, Ascentria Care Alliance empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life’s challenges. We use an innovative human-centered care model to help individuals and families move forward and thrive – physically, intellectually, socially, spiritually and economically.
 
With many locations throughout the region, Ascentria serves children, youth and families; persons with mental health and developmental disabilities; refugees, including unaccompanied refugee minors; and older adults.
 
Through productive collaborations and partnerships, we create measurable, positive impact that enriches our communities. Inspired by our faith-based heritage and guided by compassion, courage and integrity, we envision a world in which everyone can realize their fullest potential and share with others in need.
 
To learn more, please visit us at ascentria.org and follow Ascentria on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
 
About Community Action Partners
 
A program of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston, Community Action Partners (CAP) marshals more than 100 alumni volunteers to serve nonprofits by providing pro bono consulting each year. CAP offers volunteer consulting assistance in such areas as strategic and business planning, marketing strategy, financial planning and analysis, board development and governance and organizational development.