We are thrilled to announce that CareBOX, Con Mi MADRE and The Goodwill Career and Technical Academy have been selected as 2016 Investees by Mission Capital. All three organizations were 2016 Philanthropitch finalists and were chosen for this opportunity by the Mission Capital Partner Investee Selection Committee. The process began when 5 different Philanthropitch finalists were accepted into the Mission Capital Accelerator, where they received a $3,000 investment and a devoted mentorship. The accelerator concluded on October 27th, when CareBOX, Con Mi MADRE and The Goodwill Career and Technical Academy were chosen as 2016 investees. Each of the three organizations will receive some form of assistance from Mission Capital.
CareBOX will receive a three-year engagement of partner time ad an initial investment of $30,000. The Mission Capital Partner Investee Committee decided on the three-year partnership based on the willingness of the leadership team and their motivation for growth. CareBOX is committed to improving the lives of cancer patients by providing high quality essential care supplies, and through this partnership they will have the opportunity to scale and reach a larger population of patients in need. Jillian Domingue, the Executive Director of CarBOX noted that the partnership with Mission Capital “surrounded the CareBOX Program with an invaluable team of advisors to help our small team further develop our business model, strategize for growth, and determine avenues for accessing sustainable funding. This has all been critical as we head into the third year of the CareBOX Program and continue to scale to serve more cancer patients.”
Con Mi MADRE will receive a one-year engagement of partner time and expertise. The committee voted on the one-year partnership with the hopes of expanding into new markets while retaining the quality of the program. Working together, they will construct a new model that is able to reach a larger audience. Through Con Mi MADRE, young Latina women are provided the resources to graduate high school and enter college through a 4 step holistic approach. The program also requires the involvement of a mother or legal guardian to mentor the student through the 13-year journey. Due to the expansive growth in the Latina community, this partnership will allow Con Mi MADRE to magnify their reach and make an even larger impact.
Goodwill Career and Technical Academy will receive a one-year engagement of partner time and expertise. The goal of this partnership is to provide strategic support in shaping the program so that more Texans will be able to find employment. The Goodwill Career and Technical Academy provides participants with affordable and accelerated career certification. The program includes certifications in the fields of healthcare, technology, skilled trades, and business professions. Through this partnership more Texans will receive the education needed to secure long-term employment.
We look forward to seeing how each organization utilizes this strategic partnership, and we extend our most sincere congratulations to CareBOX, Con Mi MADRE and The Goodwill Career and Technical Academy.