Girls on the Run Retreat


Girls on the Run International brought 12 of its strongest council leaders together for a day-long retreat last month to examine the ingredients for successful councils. In the afternoon, they explored the dynamics of affiliation and autonomy that occur in multi-site nonprofits, setting a path forward to maintain the strength of an organization that has grown rapidly to 209 councils serving girls in 47 states and Canada. The Lee Institute is honored by its role of designing and facilitating its second GOTRI retreat.


Charlotte Jewish Preschool Aspirational Outcomes

CJPCharlotte Jewish Preschool is entering the exciting part of developing its strategic plan: crafting its aspirational outcomes for the next 2-3 years. It’s wonderful to work with an organization starting from such a position of strength!

ZFive at the National Smart Start Conference


ZFive will be presenting the research and model for one of its initiatives at the 2013 National Smart Start Conference this spring in Greensboro. “Assessing Young Abused and Neglected Children: An Interagency Collaboration” will feature ZFive’s cross-agency partnership that co-locates licensed mental health clinicians and case coordinators with Mecklenburg’s Youth and Family Services social workers in each geo-district. Early outcome data show the positive impact on young children who have experienced abuse or neglect. For conference details visit –

Charlotte Bridge Home Joint Task Force Meeting

CBHThree local strategy teams are developing game-changing ideas that will make a difference for returning veterans in the areas of (1) Housing and Financial Security, (2) Education and Employment and (3) Physical and Mental Health. The Lee Institute is supporting the work of these teams on behalf of Charlotte Bridge Home. Their best ideas will be rolled out at a March 19, 2013 summit in Charlotte.

Members of the Charlotte Bridge Home's 3 task forces convene to plan for the March 2013 meeting.

Members of the Charlotte Bridge Home’s 3 task forces convene to plan for the March 2013 meeting.