Making a positive impact

At PCG, we take Kidonomics seriously. All the research shows that making strategic investments in early childhood can pay big dividends in school, in the workplace, and throughout life. We were thrilled to talk about it at the Institute for Emerging Issues Focus Forum in February and SXSWedu in March, but even more pleased to back up those words with tangible actions. [More]

PCG sponsors LAUSD Focus Awards

For the past two years, Dr. Brenda Manuel of the Los Angeles Unified School District has joined PCG at a special session on community engagement during the iconic SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX. As she did last year, Dr. Manuel spoke about the Village Movement Mentoring Program where students are connected with members of the community who can serve as guides and cheerleaders for them, and then are expected to take the lessons they learn and mentor their classmates. [More]

In North Carolina, Students@Work See PCG At Work

Just what it is “an education consultant” does all day isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to explain to an 8th grade student.

But when Janetta Nelson and a dozen of her classmates from the Walter G. Byers Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, came to visit Public Consulting Group’s (PCG) office there recently, Janetta quickly figured it out. “They help kids,’’ Janetta explained after spending a day at PCG as part of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) Students@Work initiative. “They help solve problems with the schools, and they show the people in Raleigh who make the tests how to review the data,” Janetta added. [More]

#PCGCares: Giving back in 2016

December 2016 marks PCG’s 30th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, and to offer some humble thanks to our clients and the communities we serve, PCG embarked on a yearlong “30 for 30” initiative to give back to those in need.

Our “30 for 30” campaign was comprised of two core pieces: local community service projects implemented by offices across the firm and six, bi-monthly donations of $30,000 each. The yearlong initiative culminated with a surprise announcement from PCG’s Founder and CEO, Bill Mosakowski, pledging $30 donations on behalf of every employee who selected one of six organizations supported by PCG through the years. [More]

PCG announces final “30 for 30” grants

To commemorate our 30th year of service, and to offer some very humble thanks to our clients and the communities that we serve, PCG pledged to donate $30,000 every other month, ($180,000), to selected charities during calendar year 2016.

December marks the final award in our yearlong campaign, and as such, we are pleased to announce that three “30 for 30” $10,000 grants, ($30,000), will go to organizations dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families: Parent to Parent USA, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and Sibling Leadership Network... [More]

#PCGCares: Announcing our fifth “30 for 30” grant!

To commemorate our 30th year of service, and to offer some very humble thanks to our clients and the communities that we serve, PCG has pledged to donate $30,000 to six selected charities throughout 2016.

October marks the next grant in our yearlong campaign; it also marks the first time we are deviating from our planned approach of supporting one charity with the “30 for 30” donation. Instead, in response to the devastating floods that hit Louisiana in August, PCG is donating $10,000 to three organizations dedicated to delivering flood relief to communities across south Louisiana. Recipients of our fifth grant include the American Red Cross, the Louisiana Association of United Ways and Project 70805. [More]

#PCGCares: Giving back at 10th Annual Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup

For the fourth year in a row, PCG participated in the 10th Annual Hootie & the Blowfish Homegrown Roundup: Back to School Basics in Charleston, SC. This annual program provides more than 1,600 children in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) with school supplies and other supports—haircuts, dental and eye exams, backpacks, shoes, uniforms and more—to help them succeed during the upcoming school year. PCG’s Etta Holmes and Donna Worrell were on hand at this year’s Homegrown Roundup to distribute backpacks, rulers, highlighters, crayons, notebooks, pencils, and erasers. [More]

#PCGCares: Supporting early literacy

From July 26 to July 28, PCG’s Education Consulting (EC) team convened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for their annual summer retreat. They kicked off the retreat by creating three life-sized "Imaginary Lands" board games as a service project for the United Way of the Greater Seacoast. The board games promote early literacy by requiring children to read words to advance along the path. The United Way distributes these games to community agencies for use in day care and after-school programs. Divided into three groups, each EC team identified a theme for their game before painting the board and decorating the word packets that accompany it. [More]

#PCGCares: Denver office impacts lives

PCG's Denver office again impacted lives as the Community Relations Committee (CRC) executed the second event under a sponsorship of Mile High United Way's (MHUW) "Bridging the Gap" program. Referred to as "career week," MHUW's event offered PCG volunteers a little mentoring time with seven struggling teens aging out of foster care as they set life goals and learned how to prepare for their first jobs. [More]