C.A.R.E. Strategies had the pleasure of working with Angela Wellman, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Oakland Public Conservatory of Music. As one of our first clients, working with Angela and OPC helped C.A.R.E. Strategies solidfy our commitment to working with Black and Brown leaders as liberatory practice!
Why did you come to C.A.R.E. Strategies ? In 2014 we were displaced as an outcome of gentrification in Oakland, CA. Having lost our home of nearly 10 years, we experienced a tremendous setback. With no place to do deliver our services we lost revenue. CARE Strategies offered administrative (database setup, student registration, etc.) and grant-writing services which assisted in restarting our business.
How did CARE Strategies help you expand your vision and/or increase your impact? The process of jointly writing proposals offered an opportunity to rethink our services and how we needed to adjust after suddenly needing to do a strong pivot when we lost our home. CARE helped us think of how to frame our new position with fresh, relevant language which offered a new perspective.
I would recommend C.A.R.E. Strategies because they were dependable. CARE Strategies delivers just what they say, when they say. As well, they are flexible and understand the exigencies of small orgs without many human resources.