Founded in 2011, Spring Initiative is an intensive, community-based after-school program for at-risk students enrolled in Clarksdale, Mississippi’s public school system. With support from the Walton Family Foundation, Spring Initiative engaged TWG to manage a comprehensive strategic planning process that involved a broad cross section of community stakeholders. The resulting plan mapped out a five-year growth trajectory that called for an increase in the number of students enrolled in the program and an intentional expansion of their service offerings to include counseling and family support services. The plan laid out a five-year forecast for the organization’s operating budget and provided a framework for the partnerships and fundraising programs needed to underwrite Spring Initiative’s growth.  The plan also provided the program’s leadership with the tools to measure its success as the program achieve its goals over time.