As the last Lutheran school in South St. Louis City, Word of Life Lutheran School (WOL) had experienced declining enrollment for several years. Between competition from charter schools and leadership transitions at the school, WOL was losing students and money, but the need for quality, affordable education was still great. The students who were enrolling increasingly needed scholarships and financial aid to afford the tuition to attend.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS) wanted to assess its operations, consider the external landscape, and develop a plan that would position the organization for growth of its work providing social services to the Jewish and general communities in St. Louis. Because of our team’s understanding of both nonprofit organizations and the St. Louis environment, JF&CS chose us to facilitate its business planning process.
Over the years, The Rome Group has worked with hundreds of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.