Education

University

Value Achieved

  • Over $14.5 million in targeted funds for a University, which is the leader in the information mapping field, to further develop and produce a prototype geo-spatial tool for the Department of Defense.

Campaign

Carmen Group worked with the state's Congressional delegation members and select appropriators and staff in demonstrating the need for the University's leader-in-the-field, advanced technology.
 

Mobile Outreach Skills Training Program

Value Achieved

  • Over $1.75 million in federal Recovery Act funding, state grants, local Workforce Investment Act funding, and private-sector match support to rapidly deploy an innovative and fast-track mobile job training and placement program that addresses the workforce development needs of advanced manufacturers and unemployed workers in economically distressed areas of Mississippi. This resulted in approximately 250 new manufacturing jobs, 150 additional spin-off jobs created or retained, $75 million in projected five-year economic impact, and the further validation of a model for replication throughout the country..

Campaign

Carmen Group executed a strategy to obtain Recovery Act support for the M.O.S.T. program from federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) formula training funds to states by identifying how states had prioritized the use of discretionary WIA funding, presenting a solution to the Governor of Mississippi, and partnering with local workforce and economic development organizations in the submission and award of grant programs throughout the state. Carmen Group has continued to assist in securing additional funding from the Governor, local workforce area, and manufacturers to sustain the program, as well as working to leverage the success of the approach and partnerships in Mississippi to explore opportunities for replication in other states.


University

Value Achieved

  • A prominent, national platform communicating the graduate school's unique positioning as the defining educational voice on urban policy.
  • Increased relevance and receptivity among political opinion leaders.
  • Broad press coverage.

Campaign

Carmen Group helped the school develop and execute an innovative event during the Republican National Convention in New York City. "Where Red Meets Blue: Urban Conversations with Republicans" was carefully crafted to contrast substantive conversation with the national backdrop of highly partisan rhetoric. Participants included senators, congressman, issue experts and local officials. Moderators were chosen from among nationally prominent political press.


Dillard University

Value Achieved

  • $160 million low interest loan
  • Complete disaster recovery support

Campaign

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the University’s campus, Carmen Group mobilized immediately to provide support wherever possible. We contributed office space for the University’s displaced administrative staff and drove crisis communications to demonstrate viability to students, faculty, alumni and public officials. Carmen Group executed an innovative strategy to deliver funds through emergency legislation which amended a Department of Education loan program to provide substantial relief with reduced interest rates and escrow requirement, with no repayment due for three years. Carmen Group also donated office space to the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund.


K-12 Linkages

Value Achieved

  • $500,000 and $250,000

Campaign

Carmen Group helped two universities focus programs linking regional school systems by advocating for federal funding to operate these programs. The funding allowed the school to dramatically increase service while also leveraging private funding. Both universities also had other federal funds in FY 2003.


Science Learning Centers

Value Achieved

  • Completed federal funding contribution for multi-million dollar project

Campaign

Carmen Group helped secure federal funding for the first science learning project to be created in conjunction with a major children's health care initiative and children's hospital.


School of Pharmacy

Value Achieved

  • Funding for critical equipment and facilities in order to expand one of the nation's most prestigious schools of pharmacy to meet the nationally documented shortage of pharmacists across the nation.

Campaign

Carmen Group engaged and advocated before the state Congressional delegation, governor, local mayor, city council, area chamber of commerce and non-profit community leaders devoted to achieving better healthcare in the region.

Dillard Research Center

Dillard University

Years of strategic positioning with directed federal spending and grant assistance helps enable Dillard to receive a prestigious NIH grant to establish a Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center.

New School University

Demonstrating its commitment to ecological sustainability, New School University provides seed money for an important new capital structure through an innovative public-private partnership. The New School will reduce its environmental footprint and carbon emissions, while expanding the partnership.

Dillard University

Dillard stands and rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina with critical support from an innovative low-interest loan from the Department of Education.

Parsons Institute for Information Mapping

A long-term Department of Defense partnership yields development of innovative geo-spatial tools for strategic planning and tactical deployment.