Collaboration – Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) – collaborative restructure of seven arts organizations, including Armory Center for the Arts, Coalition for Engaged Education, InsideOut Writers, Rhythm Arts Alliance, Street Poets, Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, WriteGirl/Bold Inc Writers. All the agencies provide arts programming to incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth in Los Angeles County. The organizations wanted to remain independent but function as one entity with respect to contract negotiations with Probation and fund development activities. Consultant assisted the organizations with structuring, negotiating and implementing a separate 501c3 nonprofit controlled by the seven member organizations as a vehicle to jointly compete for government contracts and foundation funding, exercise advocacy and thought leadership, and as a forum for ongoing strategic collaboration. Consultant prepared a Final Report and Operating Agreement. Final outcome: creation of AIYN with an annual budget of $450,000 and a full-time Executive Director. http://aiynetwork.org/ Post-Merger Integration – The People Concern (Formerly OPCC and Lamp Community) – OPCC and Lamp Community are service and shelter agencies for homeless and vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County. Consultant assisted OPCC and Lamp with post-merger integration activities, including development of integration work plans, facilitation of integration planning, design and structuring. As part of the integration process, Consultant worked with an integration team that included the joint senior management team, joint board committee and branding consultants. Final outcome: OPCC and Lamp merged to form The People Concern and post-merger integration was successful. https://www.opcc.net/. Merger – Asian Youth Center (AYC) and Project NEO – AYC and Project NEO provide common core based after school education, enrichment and care programs for youth in the San Gabriel Valley region. Consultant assisted the organizations with merger discussions, negotiations, and deal structuring, as well as facilitated meetings of the joint merger committee. Consultant also worked with AYC on post-merger activities and sustainability planning. Consultant prepared a Merger Plan that provided the basis for the merger. Final outcome: AYC and Project NEO merged. http://www.asianyouthcenter.org/.