SuitUp increases college and career awareness and preparedness for students in underserved communities through innovative business competitions – which are volunteer events for corporations that equip students for life beyond the classroom.
Lauren Reilly, 2019 Fellow, Suit Up Executive Director
Gratitude Fellowship Focus:
Expanding the reach and impact of SuitUp
Strategic planning for future sustainability
Defining team roles and effective hiring
Helping the Fellow manage a growing team
Creating and implementing employee growth plans to increase retention and grow talent
87% increase in 2019 in the number of children SuitUp served
8 cities reached in 2019, including New York, New Jersey, Boston, Ohio, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London
93% increase in 2019 volunteers, with over 1300 individuals supporting SuitUp’s mission
134% increase in 2019 revenue
From the start to the completion of her Fellowship, Lauren…
Went from completely disagreeing to agreeing that the SuitUp has the right leadership team in place.
Made a significant shift in putting the right leadership team in place.
Put in place a better system for hiring. Increased SuitUp’s employee retention rate.
Strongly Aligned team members around the organization’s vision and strategy.
Went from somewhat agreeing to completely agreeing that SuitUp’s employee retention rate is good.
Went from disagreeing to completely agreeing that all SuitUp team members understand and are aligned around the organization’s vision and strategy.
“I have a clearer picture about how to effectively grow and scale my organization after working with the Gratitude Network.”
“I set higher expectations for my team after working with Gratitude Network.”
“ I am a stronger, results-driven leader after working with my Gratitude Network Coach.”