Meet Together For Tomorrow: Nonprofits Responding To Covid-19

The CoSpero Consulting Team and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have recently launched Together for Tomorrow, a collaborative problem-solving cohort in response to the impact of COVID-19. The cohort, designed to promote organic collaboration, consists of ten leading nonprofits in Dallas with a focus on education and emphasis on serving parents, students, and/or teachers. 

Our partner, Harold Hogue, realized the need for the TFT program because there was no space for nonprofit organizations to learn and grow together, collaboratively.

“There wasn’t a place for nonprofits to come together and collaborate in one setting,” said Harold Hogue. 

After we identified the need for an integrated space in the nonprofit sector, CoSpero partnered with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to create Together for Tomorrow, an innovative program designed to expand growth and form solutions for nonprofits. 

Within the first few sessions, TFT members have already formed meaningful and impactful relationships with one another. Julianna (her last name) from (nonprofit organization), shared her personal experience in the cohort once she connected with Tammy Johnson from Empowering the Masses, who has been doing food distribution for the past 3 years. 

“I learned so much that has directly translated to increased efficiency and resources for us, and I’m thankful to have gotten the chance to work with her thanks to this group,” Julianna Bradley from For Oak Cliff told the CoSpero Team. 

With the hope of incentivizing creativity and collaboration in the nonprofit sector, we are offering the opportunity to win a $5K prize grant to support the implementation of the most innovative and impactful solution, as voted on by cohort peers. The end goal of Together for Tomorrow is for each member to leave the cohort with a viable solution that their organization can implement immediately.

Over the next ten weeks, we will be interviewing directors and volunteers from each nonprofit organization, to learn more about their organization’s mission and goals while participating in the Together for Tomorrow 2020 Cohort Program. Launching on Tuesday, July 21st, TFT Tuesday: Nonprofit Spotlight will highlight the growth and unique perspectives of each TFT participant.

Cohort Organizations

AES Literacy Institute Incorporated: Offers high school equivalency exam prep and official HiSET testing for individuals ages 17-35 who did not complete high school.

After School All Stars North Texas: Provides comprehensive out-of-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.

Bachman Lake Together: Unites the Bachman Lake community to fully prepare children for kindergarten – academically, socially and emotionally – so they can thrive in school and in life.

Education Opens Doors: Equips future first-generation college students with the college and career resources they need to prepare for and succeed in higher education.

Empowering the Masses: Empowers each individual to achieve long term financial independence and self-sufficiency in order to become productive in their families and community.

First Choice Social Services: Provides treatment to families affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, and teen homelessness. 

For Oak Cliff: Offers dual-generation programs and services that create a culture of education, and increase social mobility and social capital in order to liberate South Oak Cliff from systemic oppression.

Readers 2 Leaders: Addresses the literacy gap by providing high-quality reading intervention programs to elementary students, as well as training, coaching, and curriculum support to adults who work with children.

Stars United Global Outreach: Empowers youth ages 10-18 to create social change and break barriers through leadership, life skills, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.