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Education & Early Childhood

Advancing equitable educational access, quality, and outcomes

Across diverse engagements with local, national, and global partners, we are committed to supporting opportunities at every stage of the learning continuum—from early childhood and youth to college and career readiness—so that every student can become a civically active, engaged community member.

While the critical importance of education and early childhood development is a given, the landscape is continually being reshaped by new research, shifting economics, a pervasive achievement gap, and evolving community needs.

We work with organizations to strengthen strategy, learning, and program design. Wherever your organization fits in today’s education landscape, TCC Group can provide customized guidance to help you develop, implement, and improve quality, equitable education, and programming for our current and future generations.

“TCC Group helped us understand how to think smarter and better about the way that we’re providing our capacity-building services.”

Lauren Elicks-McCort, Director of Programs, Youth Inc.

“TCC Group proved to be an effective sounding board, listening to the challenges I experienced in developing and implementing the plan. They provided clear and thoughtful guidance and counsel on how to navigate critical changes at our organization that came with our strategic planning.”

Jennifer Jones-Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

How We Can Help


Sound strategy is grounded in a deep understanding of your core purpose, capacity to achieve change, and collaborative relationships with others. From diverse perspectives on your education work, we help you clarify your mission, vision, and values—then we collaboratively chart the course to realize your goals.

Evaluation & Learning

We’re often engaged to evaluate education programs or initiatives. All our evaluation services take a customized approach—using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods—to harness evaluation and learning for your diverse stakeholders. We provide actionable insights and build internal capacity to carry on learning efforts.

Capacity Building

Along with strong leadership, sound management, effective tools, adaptability, and a values-driven culture, accomplishing your goals takes collaborative muscle. We help you identify your strengths and opportunities for growth to determine how you can best partner with others working in education to achieve your shared aims.

Grantmaking & Foundation Management

We work with education-focused funders on a wide variety of giving programs. Our experienced staff members design, develop, implement, and manage grantmaking efforts. We help you administer grants efficiently, communicate with grantees and grantseekers, and align your grantmaking with other funder objectives.

Initiative Design & Implementation

Tackling complex issues in education demands integrated action, informed by deep listening, intentional engagement, critical analysis, and bold approaches. To help you achieve your goals for lasting impact, we design integrated initiatives: strategic endeavors that meaningfully choreograph multiple program components and are responsive to community needs.

Stakeholder Engagement

Relationships are essential for impact. We help you build authentic, expansive, and productive relationships with the stakeholders critical to your work in education. We begin with stakeholder mapping, plan your strategy for engagement, identify the touchpoints for ongoing and fruitful partnership, and bolster feedback loops.

Strategic Communication

At all stages of your education work—designing a complex initiative, embarking on an organizational change in direction, or creating a suite of materials—strategic communication is essential. We create communication plans that make your voice heard, identifying your messages, messengers, audiences, and channels.


An engaged and effective board helps ensure you’re achieving your mission. We work with organizations of all sizes, helping define the role of the board and advising on issues of its composition, structure, tenure, performance, and sustainability.

Theory of Change, Indicators & Measures Development

Surface the hypotheses and assumptions underpinning your work. How will you get from here to your goals? We lay out the steps by which your work will lead to impact in the education landscape. Articulating a Theory of Change and indicators of success are essential to establishing a shared vision for priorities, evaluation, partnerships, and resources.

Landscape Analysis

We have deep experience with organizations working in the education field. We map the key players, relationships, and trends essential for your unique mission. We collect data and connect you to the perspectives of diverse actors—including those most impacted within the community. We help you find the most effective ways you can make a difference.