Volunteer Team: Slalom Consulting
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Social Responsibility area, is seeking help to address their manual, time-consuming, Excel-based processes of tracking, reporting and evaluation of their programs. Apparo has matched them to a volunteer team from Slalom Consulting.
This project has two phases:
1) Short-term data analytics – determine best ways to utilize data analytics tools and dashboard(s) while still using Excel as their underlying database
2) Software selection – in parallel to #1, evaluate a software database alternative to Excel. This part of the project will include: documenting requirements, providing marketplace research, demos, price comparisons, and providing a recommendation.
The Social Responsibility area of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte oversees a number outreach programs including Level Up, Y Readers, Y Achievers, Safety around Water, Parents as Teachers, and After-School Literacy. All of the families/students they serve are in the economic opportunity crescent.