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Request for Proposals

Crispus Attucks Community Center Strategic Planning

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Project Description:

Strategic planning and visioning for the Crispus Attucks Community Center (CACC), a program of Community Action Partnership (CAP)

Contact Information:

Arelis Perez, Household Stability Impact Team Leader: aperez@caplanc.org

Background:

CACC merged with CAP in 2018. The Center “strives to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health; and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the African American heritage.” Crispus Attucks sponsors community-wide cultural events, including Lancaster’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Black History Month events, and the Juneteenth Celebration. The Center is also home base for the African American Veterans Project and the African American Historical Society. Additionally, the Center provides the following programs:

  • Infamous Unstoppables
  • Crispus Attucks Food Bank
  • Crispus Attucks Hot Lunch program

Project Goals and Scope of Work:

CAP is seeking a skilled strategic planning facilitator to assist in the establishment of a strategic vision and a path forward for our work at CACC. The facilitator will work in collaboration with CAP/CACC staff, community stakeholders, and the CACC advisory committee.

CAP aims to:

  • Reconceptualize the mission of the center
  • Evaluate the branding of the center
  • Determine strategic priorities
  • Establish strategic goals with measurable outcomes

Anticipated Selection Schedule:

The Request for Proposals timeline is the following:

  • RFP release date: 10/26/2020
  • Deadline to submit proposal: 11/30/2020
  • Interviews: 12/14/2020
  • Selection of facilitator: 12/28/2020

How to Submit:

Submit your proposal via email to: Arelis Perez, aperez@caplanc.org

Components of Proposal:

Submissions should include the following:

  • Overview of agency, experience of team
  • Narrative outlining scope of work, timeline, deliverables
  • Commitment to working with community stakeholders
  • Minimum of three references
  • Example of previous work similar to that outlined in this RFP
  • Budget including detailed project fees

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work
  • An interest or experience in the type of work of the Center
  • Clearly described scope, timeline, deliverables
  • Stays within a $10,000 budget

About Crispus Attucks Community Center

Since 1927, the Crispus Attucks Community Center has been an anchor in Southeast Lancaster City. The organization has a proud history of providing educational and cultural programs to celebrate African American heritage, serving meals to individuals in need, and focusing on youth education and leadership development.  Crispus Attucks takes immense pride in its mission to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health, and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the African American heritage.

About Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping low income families move toward self-sufficiency. CAP’s service profile interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life, in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability and safety and empowerment. For more information, visit www.caplanc.org.