"Bringing Auset in brought clarity and focus to our passion project and now it is a full fledge community based non-profit organization."
VISIONS PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE PREP
Visions Performing Arts College Prep (VPAC) was founded by Auset in 2004 as a performing arts education after-school and elective program. In year ten, the community demanded that she expands and becomes a full fledge 6th-12th grade school. With a 5 year development and growth plan, Auset brought VPAC over the hurdle of approval by The Charter School Institute, The State of Colorado's authorizer.
Beginning with a full assessment of the organization, Auset led VPAC to pilot the school model for over 5 years and obtained the tools she needed to become the Executive Director and fill the gaps in Human Resources necessary to establish and maintain a productive and impactful institution for the community. VPAC was intentionally built with the community through strategic planning and partnerships that has maintained trust with underserved families and students. VPAC is set to open with 6th, 7th and 9th grade in Fall 2021! For more information on VPAC, please visit: www.vpac2020.org.
PARKS SCHOLARS FOUNDATION & NETWORK
Parks Scholars Foundation is a scholarship foundation for African American and Latinx males attending HBCU's. The Founder and CEO, Antonio Parks, started the foundation to server the underserved. Auset obtained the 501(c)3 for PSF, created the $5 Friday campaign, designed the website, and implemented the operational structure and financial accountability as a non-profit.
Auset pushed Parks Scholars Foundation and created and birthed Parks Scholars Network. In assessing and guiding the full range of impact that Dr. Parks wanted to achieve, Auset framed and proposed how to execute to build the Parks Scholars brand, which includes the foundation, two same-gendered schools and a co-ed high school. With the aspirations of building institutions in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Parks hometown, Auset aided in facilitating and navigating the growth plan to align with the vision Dr. Parks desires to have.
PSN is an network of support for educational and business institutions that are committed to equity within the organization for both staff and students or clients. Auset has designed and implemented the start-up strategy through consulting, task force, and original systems that will assess, suggest and execute the PSN Score of Equity.