Spring 2014 Projects

HBS Volunteers participated in the following amazing projects in the Spring of 2014.

San Francisco Zoo (SF) – Strategic Plan Framework   The SF zoo connects visitors with wildlife, inspires caring for nature and advances conservation action.

Farrallones Marine Sanctuary Association (SF) – Branding & Messaging Strategy  Protecting the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s wildlife and habitats through the development of a diverse community of informed and active ocean stewards.

Dipsea Race (Mill Valley) – Best Practices Organizational Review  First run in 1905, the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America. The scenic 7.4-mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

City of San Jose Education Initiative SJ2020 (SJ) – Market Assessment  A collaborative effort between the City of San Jose, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, school districts, charter schools, business leaders, and community based organizations with a mission to eliminate the achievement gap in San Jose by the year 2020.

Environmental Volunteers (Palo Alto) – Marketing plan  Promotes the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education that serves 10,000 young students each year in K-8 classrooms in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with over 400 classroom programs and 150 field trips.

StarVista (San Carlos) – Strategic Plan  A multi-service organization that provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, youth and adults who are dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, relationship, and communication issues. They offer 23 programs to more than 34,000 people every year helping to transform the lives of children, youth, adults, and families across San Mateo County.

New Teacher Center (Santa Cruz/Peninsula) – Sales Growth Strategy  Dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.

City of Santa Clara (Peninsula) – Digital Marketing Strategy  Santa Clara City Council adopted a strategic objective in September 2013 to “develop a digital media marketing presence for economic development and to promote Santa Clara as a destination for business, entertainment, and living.

UC Berkeley SAGE Scholars Program (Berkeley) – Sponsorship Strategy  The SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars Program enriches and empowers its students’ academic education by providing professional training and real-world experience. SAGE Scholars are low-income and high-achieving undergraduates who explore their professional options through guided research, paid internships, workshops, and SAGE sponsored networks.

The Dibble Institute (Berkeley) – ROI Analysis  The Dibble Institute equips young people with the skills and knowledge they need to lead healthy romantic lives, now and in the future by translating research into teaching tools for schools, youth agencies, and community based organizations.

STAND! For Families Free of Violence (Concord) – Marketing Plan  Leads the community in ending domestic violence and child abuse, and rebuilding lives. With a complete spectrum of prevention, intervention, and treatment programs, we also enlist the efforts of local residents, partners, and institutions, all of whom are striving with us to stop domestic violence and child abuse.

Women’s Cancer Resource Center (Oakland) – Marketing Plan  Supports women with all types of cancer to improve their quality of life through education, supportive services and practical assistance. Click on the project title for more information about each project.