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March 2021 Newsletter: Building community resiliency, Public Works style

By Public Works Partners

March 5, 2021

Public Works is Prepared: Announcing our Emergency Management & Planning Service Area!

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Image via Flickr; By Jay Gorman – Fort Tilden, Queens, NY

“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” ― Stephen King, Different Seasons

Public Works Partners recently launched a new service area, Emergency Management & Planning, to better support our clients as they take on the biggest challenges facing our communities, including the public health crisis, economic inequality, and climate change. The past year has confirmed for us just how essential preparation and planning are, and we are excited to apply our management expertise to support efforts that help NYC recover, improve, and prepare for whatever may come. We are also excited to announce that through this new service we are working as a subcontractor with Hagerty Consulting to support NYC Emergency Management as they design and implement recovery strategies to contend with the impacts of COVID-19. Our newest team members, Kethia Joseph and Jordan Cosby, will bring their expertise in mitigation planning, resilience, and economic development to this new opportunity. We’re looking forward to all that we will learn through this engagement and others as we explore this area.

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What We’re Doing

Welcome to Public Works, Kat & Jordan!

We’ve grown! Please help us welcome Kethia (Kat) Joseph and Jordan Cosby, who will lead our new Emergency Management & Planning service area. Kat, who has joined Public Works as a Senior Manager, comes to us after over five years at the Neighborhood Planning Division for the NYC Department of Small Business Services, where she oversaw the Division’s place-based programs. Jordan, our newest Manager, has a background in resiliency planning and climate change mitigation strategies built through her work with UNICEF and the World Resources Institute. Read more to learn about their backgrounds, areas of expertise, and paths to Public Works.

Meet Kat and Jordan

Passionate about Public Works? Join the Team!

Join our team!We’re looking for an analyst-level consultant with a knack for problem-solving, research, and writing to join the Public Works team. This person is a strategic and analytical team member who will play a significant role in high-profile engagements with clients. The role is ideal for someone with three years of experience in the public and/or nonprofit sector, familiarity with New York City and State systems, and experience conducting economic analysis.

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Business Planning for a Mission-Driven World

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The Drive Change team, courtesy of Drive Change

A good business plan will set your nonprofit apart by ensuring that you have the information, benchmarks, and tools you need to launch new programs and plan for future scenarios without overextending. But what is a business plan, and how do you know if your organization’s existing plan is everything you need it to be? Check out how Public Works is working with two inspiring social enterprises, Drive Change and Sweet Generation, in building their business plans.  Plus, learn about our five steps to a high-impact business plan!

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