Monthly Archives: August 2011

Welcome Jusna!

Reach Incorporated is extremely excited to announce the addition of Jusna Perrin as our new Program Associate for Evaluation & Improvement. Jusna is a 2011 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College. While in college, she lauched FAMUS, a student organization aimed at increasing the college completion rates for under-served communities. Working with […]

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Seeking a Site Director

For me, one of the most challenging aspects of Reach’s growth is the need for me to distance myself from the organizations day-to-day programming. Last year, I was the trainer and the teacher. With the addition of a second program site, this is simply no longer possible. Working with Eastern High School, we have already […]

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Valuing Employees

Like many nonprofit founders, I’ve spent the last two years working with a limited compensation package. While Reach’s Board of Directors has provided me with an appropriate salary, we simply had not developed the infrastructure around employee benefits. Recently, that changed. As we prepare (next week!) to hire our second full-time employee, we needed to […]

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Final Four

In the last three weeks, we received 52 impressive resumes for our current job opening: Program Associate – Evaluation & Improvement. Last week, I was able to meet ten of these individuals. They succeeded in making my job – the final hiring decision – extremely difficult. Today, we selected four candidates to participate in our […]

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Big Steps Forward

The reality of this journey slaps me in the face occasionally. Periodically, I get to take a step back to appreciate the progress we’ve made to this point. We are seeing very exciting movement in two specific areas – the acquisition of office space and the addition of a second full-time employee. With the help […]

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Is Matt Damon Right?

Coming out of last week’s Save Our Schools Rally, Matt Damon has emerged as a folk hero to teachers everywhere. But why? Damon’s outrage in defense of his mother is noble, but does that make it accurate? And, to be clear, I don’t think Matt Damon should be expected to be an expert on Education […]

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Reclaiming Sanity

It finally happened. We lost Jon Stewart. The man who brought us the Rally to Restore Sanity went insane. When? It happened this weekend when his face appeared on a video screen at the Save our Schools rally in Washington DC. Jon, your mother was a teacher, so I understand that you feel a connection […]

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