Thanks to the incredible support and engagement of Holyoke Youth Task Force coalition members and Steering Committee this spring and summer, we are excited to announce that the proposal from The Children’s Study Home has been selected by members as the best fit to be our new fiscal sponsor!
Since the release of our Request for Proposals (RFP) in June, HYTF coalition members have reviewed proposals, met for discussion, and attended applicant presentations all with the goal of finding the HYTF a new home. Our nearly ten year partnership with Girls Inc. of Holyoke has been phenomenal, but as we have outgrown space and broadened our mission, it has become important to join with a new partner that can take Holyoke’s youth to the next level.
In a comprehensive voting process that concluded on August 16th, The Children’s Study Home proposal scored highest in financial and administrative capacity, mission and values alignment and community interests. In the months ahead, HYTF staff, Girls Inc. and The Children’s Study Home will work together to facilitate this new relationship and transition. Please join us for our open coalition meetings to stay involved, every third Thursday of each month from 11:30 – 1:00 at the the Girls Inc. Teen Center.
From the beginning, the HYTF has worked to make our search for a new fiscal agent as open and transparent as possible. Below please find the scoring results for both applicant agencies in two forms–a spreadsheet of score totals, and a pdf featuring graph representations of how coalition members scored applicant agencies on priority criteria.
We look forward to updating you about this new partnership in the months ahead. Thank you to all who participated!