Starts: Sep 07, 2018 at 6:00 PMEnds: Sep 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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Community Partners: Help Interfaith Hospitality Network (Essex County, NJ) Provide Shelter to Homeless Families

Fri, 6:00 PM to Tue, 8:00 PM
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Serving the needs of the homeless of Essex County, NJ for 30 years, Interfaith Hospitality Network seeks a strategic assessment in the face of waning volunteerism and shrinking public budgets.
Sign Up: HBSCNY Community Partners Website

Nonprofit: Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County

Through its network of 25 churches and synagogues, emergency shelter and meals are provided to homeless families. A second program provides housing and counseling for up to one year. The third program offers after school and camp programs. Interfaith Hospitality Network's mission and results are unique. In recent years as both volunteer and public funding resources have declined and regulations have increased, Interfaith Hospitality Network's service model has become challenged. They seek assistance in developing a strategic plan to guide their ongoing effort to provide lifelines and dignity to the working poor.

Project: Strategic Planning

Assist Interfaith Hospitality Network in developing a strategic plan to set its direction in a changing environment. Issues may include:

  • Assessing the impact of the current programs
  • Evaluating the viability of the congregational shelter model
  • Evaluating Interfaith Hospitality Network's financial sustainability


  • Interested HBS alumni should sign up by September 7th at
  • Kick-off meeting to be scheduled in mid-September.
  • Time commitment approximately 10-15 hours per month for 3-4 months.
  • Questions? Contact Project Coordinator Scott Reynolds, MBA 1965,

Date Time

Starts: Sep 07, 2018 at 6:00 PMEnds: Sep 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM


Scott Reynolds, MBA 1965