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Family

Family

We make fun of each other.  It is what we do in life, to show our love, to show a familiarity.  It is how Irish Catholic families pass on their traditions of storytelling and guilt at the same time.  I love sparring with my brother Michael (who alternately works for ...

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Listening

Listening

Strategy... How to make things better? How to push on one lever to impact another? How to support and sing real praises? How to listen, really listen? How to let others speak first.... How to engage smart young people? How to speak from the heart... How to engage in real discussions on real topics that people care about? How ...

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Travel

Travel

Each time we embark on something new, we open our eyes in a different way. We notice elements of the experience differently. When you land in a new place, you have to take it in differently, for guideposts, markers, unique characteristics. Each time I land in ...

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Education

Education

For all those interested in education reform, most will concede we have failed MANY our youth by giving up on them, left them with a system designed for the industrial revolution, instruction with limited to no relevancy for today's world and often encourage youth to find a ...

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Strategic Consulting

Phosphorescence, Inc is a consulting firm that works with educational and nonprofit clients. We specialize in strategic consulting, evaluation and youth development.

Some of our experience and expertise includes:

Strategic Consulting and Organizational Capacity Development
Strategic Thinking;   Systems Coaching;   Strategic Planning;   Action Planning; Foundation Development Planning;  Grant Writing;

Group Facilitation; and Organizational Planning

Youth Development
Training for the University of Minnesota Youth Work Institute; Quality Matters Training; Youth Work Matters Training; Evaluation Matters Training; Quality Circles:   Quality Toolkits; Quality Coach Consultant for 100 + sites;

Systems Coaching

Beacons Network;  YWCA;  Boys and Girls Clubs;  Pact 4 Collaborative; Hennepin County Libraries; St. Paul Libraries; St. Paul Parks and Recreation; Community Education

Coaching

Validated Scorer of High Scope’s YPQA tool, observed and scored 70 + sites; Coach for High Scope’s YPQI Study Sites at Youth Express, Fred Wells; Curriculum development for high-quality youth programming as well as youth worker professional development

Evaluation
21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants (3); Statewide Afterschool Grant; After school programs for the High Scope Research Project; Character Education Grant; Partnership to Strengthen American Indian Families Federal Grant; Peacemaker Grant; Native Academy Grant; SMART-EC Head Start Model