• CARA delivers a tailored mix of college access supports including a field-tested curriculum, high-dosage training for student-leaders, and coaching for teachers. Their engagement targets every student (not just high-performers) and is priced to fit within the high school’s limited budget.
  • Arbor Rising partnered with the CARA management team on a number of key deliverables, including:

    • Theory of Change — clarifying the population served, type of intervention, and target outcomes
    • Communication Materials — to convey CARA’s unique value proposition to prospective funding partners
    • Data Analysis — statistical evaluation of historical outcomes to refine programming and inform marketing efforts
    • Financial Model — to monitor fundraising progress, create multiyear budget projections, and track key programmatic outcomes
    • Performance Management System – establishing roles, goals, and accountability targets for staff

    in unrestricted funding from Arbor Rising

  • 823

    hours of capacity-building consulting from Arbor Rising

“Arbor [Rising's] work with us is so deeply wired now into our DNA - from our systems with staff, to rubrics and databases, to our thinking about ourselves as leaders – they are with us every day even when they aren't.”

Janice Bloom, Co-Founder and Co-Director

See for yourself the difference that patient capital and thoughtful partnership can make.