After a summer of planning and discussions with EMCF trustees, this fall we initiated a search to find the future home of PropelNext and the right organization to take this work forward. This effort coincides with the news shared by EMCF about what’s next with its limited life strategy.
Our excitement for the work of PropelNext – and our belief in its potential – got a big boost this summer with a new evaluation report that demonstrates the power of our model in delivering results for participating organizations and for the young people they serve. We recently announced our new cohort of 12 nonprofits in Northern California and will also support a new cohort this fall in a second region that will soon be announced. We continue to share success stories and refine the program based on what we learn every day.
As we carry out this search, PropelNext’s work remains business as usual. EMCF is firmly committed to grantees and co-investors in our newest PropelNext cohorts and to ensure the Foundation’s commitments to grantees and partners are fulfilled. And, once we have selected a host organization, EMCF is prepared to invest significant resources to assist PropelNext in continuing this vital work and further innovating its model.
We will provide updates on the transition in the months ahead and look forward to sharing additional stories about our grantees and the important work they do to improve the lives of young people.
Lissette Rodriguez, Vice President, Chief Program Officer
Danielle Scaturro, Director of PropelNext