What could CAP do for you?

CAP fulfills its mission to enhance the impact of community organizations through project-based work for nonprofit service providers and local government officials and administrators.

Current and recently completed projects include:

Just Home Project: Kit Kelly and Joseph Morris

Developing an analysis on the barriers to service for those stuck in the cycle of homelessness and incarceration. This project involves collaborating with various service providers and engaging with focus groups composed of members of the target population. This analysis will be incorporated into and inform the Housing Inventory Action Plan for Charleston County.

Historic Charleston Foundation Tourism Plan: Catherine Holmes, Virginia Long, Kit Kelly, and Joseph Morris

Interviewing Charleston stakeholders to gather opinions and concerns on Charleston's tourism to find a harmony between Charleston being a place to live and a place to visit. The ultimate goal is to develop a survey of the vision of tourism in Charleston through community conversation and interviews.

CARTA and Token Transit App Development: Catherine Holmes and Joseph Morris

In collaboration with CARTA and Token Transit app developers, members of the CAP team are conducting an investigation into ticketing practices among users of the local bus system. This project involves creating a survey and conducting in person interviews aimed at facilitating conversations with residents.

The purpose of this project is to discover how riders get their tickets, if a mobile ticketing app would improve their experience, and what their values are when engaging with mobile purchases.


CAP’s past work includes:

Neighborhood Services: Supporting the City of Charleston Neighborhood Services initiative by researching similar initiatives, creating an organizational matrix, reworking the mission and vision statements, making equity-driven service recommendations, and evaluating current programs.

 Race Equity Project: Working closely with the Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance Manager for the City of Charleston to design educational sessions to teach the Racial Equity Framework Worksheets to CORE Team Members and provide support as departments become more racially equitable.

 Summerton Comprehensive Plan: Developing a comprehensive plan for the Town of Summerton, SC through data acquisition, research, and analysis of comparable comprehensive plans. The project will also include creating a community engagement plan.

Dorchester County Strategic Plan: Working with Riley Center staff and the Public Safety department of Dorchester County to help develop a strategic plan.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Vital Signs Report: Analyzing data from various online sources and through focus group interviews, this report will identify issues, concerns, and disparities in the foundation’s service area that can be used to inform future grantmaking

Race Equity Framework Worksheets: The City of Charleston's Diversity, Race Conciliation, and Tolerance Manager worked with CAP to create a Racial Equity Framework. They worked in conjunction with community organizations, local historic agencies, and local municipalities as well as other agencies as needed to address history of race relations, present a snapshot of city demographics (education, income, housing, health, employment), articulate goals for the city and the metrics by which those goals will be measured, and create a toolkit for strategic plans within city departments so they may effectively evaluate their agency’s progress and implement racially equitable services and programs.

Beaufort County Scorecard: In conjunction with Riley Center for Livable Communities and their Fellows, the CAP worked with the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance to identify and support the elements necessary to address critical social issues in Beaufort County using a shared measurement system. They produced a comprehensive report with data on various key performance indicators that can be distributed to Beaufort County residents, stakeholders, and decision-makers.

One Region Project: One Region is regional partnership organized for strategic econcomic development and worked with CAP to create and implement an evaluation of how organizations in the region (tri-county area) portray African Americans, particularly in opportunities for leadership, employment, entertainment, and tourism. 

Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council: Researched and developed a proposal for a race equity fellowship program designed to support executives in closing racial disparity gaps within their agencies. The research included included a budget outline of costs for development, recommendations for sustainable train-the-trainer modules, and delivery formats for the material that would be most ideal for leadership roles.

Charleston YOUth Count: Assisted with a survey instrument and methodology design, IRB application process, and comprehensive volunteer training design for 2017-2018 assessment of youth homelessness in Charleston County. In 2018, the team will serve as lead interviewers for YOUth Count and will compile and analyze findings from the survey.

Lowcountry Food Bank: Designed, administered, and analyzed the results of the 2016 and 2017 Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys.

Be A Mentor: Developed and executed a comprehensive program assessment in 2016. Currently, CAP is adapting the 2016 model to create a sustainable evaluation resource that can be executed in-house by Be A Mentor staff.  

Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network: Provided technical support throughout the 501(c)3 application process.

Lowcountry Aquatic Project Swimming (LAPS): Provided technical assistance for outcomes assessment.

Town of Holly Hill: Advised Mayor William Johnson regarding his proposed plan for a Summer Athletics Internship program.

Charleston Freedom School: Provided project management oversight to organization’s launch, developed initial communication materials (including in-depth grant research), led prospect research and wrote/submitted grants.