Mom’s House to receive award as part of Manley’s Service Learning Project


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Mom’s House of Endicott will be awarded $2,000 thanks to a partnership with Binghamton University’s Strategic Consulting Class and Manley’s Mighty Mart. Presentation of the award will take place at, 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Mom’s House’s located at 770 Harry L Drive in Johnson City.

The Manley’s Service Learning Project partners teams of Binghamton University students with not-for-profit organizations in a range of activities. The project wrapped up during the first week of May when this year’s batch of nine teams presented their recommendations and reports to their respective executive directors and boards of directors. The projects were then graded by a panel of judges to determine a winner.

Top honors went to the Macsus Consulting team, which was selected for the appropriateness and implementable nature of their recommendations. The team, consisting of William Chang, Katelyn Heiman, Derek Pender, and Joshua Sailar, spent 12 weeks and over 1,000 hours working with Mom’s House, an organization which offers free childcare to low income, single parents continuing their education. The team conducted research of both Mom’s House and similar organizations, including surveying clients, staff, and community. The latter half of the project was dedicated to analysis, developing recommendations, and creating a 154-page report for Mom’s House.

“Our team really understood the financial burden put on a non-profit organization,” said Derek Pender, a member of Macsus Consulting. “We worked extremely hard to find cost effective solutions to further the success of Mom’s House. While it’s an amazing feeling to be recognized for our effort, our group is thrilled to win the $2,000 prize money from Manley’s Mighty Mart for Mom’s House. Manley’s has been a great partner in this project and we can’t thank them enough for their support.”

This was the tenth year that the course has been offered in the capstone class for leadership and consulting majors, and the fifth year Manley’s has sponsored the class. In previous years, teams worked with the Binghamton JCC, the Urban League, the Binghamton Youth Bureau,VINES, the Humane Society, Roberson, A Room to Heal, and the Broome County Council of Churches.

Last Updated: 9/17/13