Children’s Friend employees empowered to drive change, develop strategy

COLLABORATIVE CREW: Children’s Friend and Service employees, from left, Lucretia Lopez, enrollment supervisor; Joshua Wizer-Vecchi, innovation manager; Shelby Mack, standing, strategy manager; Owen Heleen, director of program development and innovation; Stacy Couto, chief of philanthropy; and Rachel Cooper, sitting middle, manager of family preservation, gather outside the organization’s Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
COLLABORATIVE CREW: Children’s Friend and Service employees, from left, Lucretia Lopez, enrollment supervisor; Joshua Wizer-Vecchi, innovation manager; Shelby Mack, standing, strategy manager; Owen Heleen, director of program development and innovation; Stacy Couto, chief of philanthropy; and Rachel Cooper, sitting middle, manager of family preservation, gather outside the organization’s Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PBN 2021 Innovative Companies Awards Nonprofit: Children’s Friend and Service In 2018, Children’s Friend and Service launched its Volunteer Army, an outgrowth of a strategic planning process and an effort to better serve its employees and clients. Roughly a third of the organization’s 450 employees participated, and of that third, 60% were line staff and…

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