The first MBA application deadline is October 9.

Capstone Benefits

Capstone Benefits

During the last twelve years, over 200 organizations and over 2000 students have participated in the Capstone program.  Some organizations have participated in multiple years with different cases.

Recommendations address strategic challenges and suggest multiple tactical improvement opportunities, and have included:

  • Multi-year growth strategies
  • Turnaround strategies for distressed organizations
  • Business plans for new ventures or major programs
  • Replication strategies
  • NEW! Has your Board just proposed or approved a new or incremental strategy for your organization such as a partnership, service portfolio change (reduction or addition of new services), expansion into a new customer market segment, or expansion into a new geographic market? Capstone is now offering implementation plan build out and assistance – simply indicate you would like this type of help when completing your application.

What community organizations are a good fit for Capstone?  

  • Mid-sized organizations or a division/segment of a large organization
  • Houston-based (no student travel should be required to complete the course)
  • Multiple staff members – usually a combination of full-time, part-time and volunteers
  • Facing complex, multi-functional strategic challenges
  • Either self-sustaining or external funding-supported
  • Open-minded to potential strategies and solution

Participating Organizations

  • Anti-Defamation League
    Arte Publico Press
    Aurora Picture Show
    Children at Risk
    Cy Creek Christian Community Center
    Express Children’s Theatre
    Fresh Arts
    Friends of Houston Public Library
    Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
    Houston Holocaust Museum
    Houston Minority Business Enterprise Center
    Lawndale Art & Performance Center
    Met Dance
    Musiqa - Arts/community
    Orange Show for Visionary Art
    The Printing Museum
    Pratham Houston
    San Jacinto County
    Ten Thousand Villages Houston
    Texans for the Arts
    The Health Museum
    Vox Culture
    Weekly YMCA
    Woodlands Children's Museum

  • 8 Million Stories
    Adult Reading Center
    Archway Academy
    Awty International School
    Citizen Schools
    Collaborative for Children
    Discover U
    Education for Tomorrow
    Education Pioneers
    Families Empowered
    Forge for Families
    Fort Bend Education Foundation
    Fort Bend ISD
    Futures and Options
    Generation One
    Genesys Works
    Impact Youth Development Center
    Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education
    Junior Achievement
    Klein ISD Education Foundation
    Lamar High School Alumni Association
    Leadership Houston
    Making it Better
    Mission Squash
    Monarch Institute
    Nehemiah Center
    Positive Coaching Alliance
    Project Grad Houston
    Rockwell Foundation
    Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation
    Small Steps Nurturing Center
    SWAG to College
    Urban Enrichment Institute
    Writers in the Schools
    YES Prep Houston
    Young Learners School

  • Bayou Land Conservancy
    Citizens Environment Coalition
    Gulf of Mexico Foundation
    Hermann Park Conservancy
    Historic Houston
    Houston Audubon Society
    Houston Pets Alive!
    Houston Zoo
    K9 Angels Rescue
    Nature Discovery Center
    Preservation Houston
    Shell Center for Sustainability

  • AAMA
    Access Health
    Bering Omega
    Blue Cure
    Can Care
    Center for Hearing & Speech
    Cornerstone Recovery
    DePelchin Childrens Center
    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    Doctors for Change
    Fort Bend Family Health Center
    Healthcare for Homeless
    Ibn Sina
    The Immunization Partnership
    Krist Samaritan Counseling Center
    Immunization Partnership
    John Ritter Foundation
    Legacy Community Health Services
    Medical Bridges
    MHA of Greater Houston
    Monarch Institute
    MS 150
    Nora’s Home
    Passport for Care
    Prevent Blindness Texas
    San Jose Clinic
    Snowdrop Foundation
    Texas Childrens Hospital
    Texas One Voice
    The Montrose Center
    The Rose

  • A Second Cup
    Amaanah Refugee Services
    Attack Poverty
    Avondale House
    Bay Area Council on Drugs
    Bay Area Homeless Services
    Bel Inizio
    Big Brothers/Big Sisters
    Brookwood Community
    Catholic Charities
    Child Advocates
    Chinese Community Center
    Combined Arms
    CrimeStoppers of Houston
    Daya, Inc.
    Eyes on Me
    Family Services of Greater Houston
    Family to Family Network
    FORGE for Families
    Fort Bend Regional Alliance on Substance Abuse
    Fort Bend Seniors
    Friday Harbour
    Galveston County Food Bank
    Guild Shop
    Harris County Protective Services
    HAY Center
    Hope Clinic
    Hospitality House
    Houston Area Urban League
    Houston BikeShare
    Houston Furniture Bank
    Houston Junior Forum
    Imagine Enterprises
    Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
    Jewish Community Center
    Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
    The Landing
    L.I.F.E. Houston
    Lone Star Survivor Foundations
    Lone Star Veteran's Association
    Magnificat House
    Neighborhood Centers, Inc
    OGV - The Community Cloth
    Open Door Mission
    Redeemed Ministries
    SEARCH Homeless
    Sheltering Arms Senior Services
    Souper Bowl of Caring
    Spaulding for Children
    Spectrum Fusion
    Star of Hope
    Target Hunger
    Teen and Family Services
    Teen Life Center
    The Way Home Adoption
    The Women's Home
    The Village Connect
    Westside Homeless Prtnshp

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