Align works with a wide variety of businesses and organizations, serving each in a different way. Here is a small sampling of our clients and what we do to help them be stronger and more efficient.
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Since 1973, the DEQ has served as the state’s regulatory agency charged with protecting, conserving and enhancing Wyoming’s land, air and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Most recently, Align has worked with the Water Quality and AML divisions of the DEQ, providing detailed process mapping that helped to improve processes, structures and outcomes. Through this process, Align helped identify efficiencies and improved processes, some of which include updating systems, restructuring staffing to better meet the agency’s needs, and leveraging other state divisions, services and general streamlining.
CSNOW is the Wyoming State Association of Community Action Agencies (CAA) and funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). CSNOW is the source of training, assistance and advocacy for CAA’s in Wyoming, and working with the Office of Community Service Programs in the Wyoming Department of Health. Align is contracted to house the management of CSNOW.
West Edge Collective
West Edge Collective Marketing is a modern marketing, branding and creative technology agency made up of forward-thinking, community-minded creatives who empower their clients to evolve and grow. Align has worked with West Edge Collective on several projects, from compensation analysis for their employees, to employee training in conjunction with the company’s move to their new headquarters in Cheyenne, as well as playing a role in their human resource strategy. Align designed collaborative training that helped break down both physical and organizational silos while helping team members work more effectively together. Align hears what our clients are asking for and, in this case, helped individuals within the organization to achieve and maintain excellence in the workplace.
Strong Families, Strong Wyoming
Strong Families, Strong Wyoming manages a federal grant that works with high school age students from across Wyoming to help build better relationships and better lives. The program provides education on relationships, parenting for young parents, communications and life sequencing. Align has worked closely with Strong Families, Strong Wyoming over the past year to provide ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement support. Align created a CQI plan for the program and works on a regular basis with staff to ask appropriate questions, review the data and create plans for improvement.
Wyoming Community College Commission
Align administers and services several programs for the commission, including the Wyoming Investment in Nursing (WyIN) Tuition Program, the Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP) and the Wyoming Adjunct Professor Loan Repayment Program (WAPLR). We work closely with universities and community colleges and the WCCC to ensure participants comply with program rules and requirements, maintain records, and monitor and track student progress.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
LIEAP is a federally-funded program that helps low and fixed income families and individuals pay home heating bills November through May (electric/natural gas) or October through May (propane/ wood). LIEAP has been administered by Align since 2012 through a contract with the Wyoming Department of Family Services. We provide complete program management services, including application processing, federal performance measures, fuel supplier payments and record keeping.
Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative
The Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative mission is to elevate the early childhood field in Wyoming by providing high impact professional learning opportunities to educators working with young children. Professional learning facilitators in Wyoming will support early childhood professionals through local STARS trainings, online learning communities, and individualized learning tools such as on-site mentoring and coaching
Wyoming Nonprofit Network
The Wyoming Nonprofit Network represents the collective voice of the Wyoming nonprofit sector and brings best practices, resources and support to the nonprofit community so that each nonprofit can fulfill its mission more effectively. The Network advocates for, and builds recognition of the nonprofit sector, facilitates professional development opportunities, and serves as a referral and informational resource. As part of Align’s commitment to our communities and the nonprofits that serve them, we provided pro bono services to reorganize and reinvigorate a statewide association for nonprofits in 2011 and 2012. Today, Align provides management services for the Wyoming Nonprofit Network and its board. A portion of these services are provided on a pro-bono and in-kind basis.
United Way of Laramie County
United Way of Laramie County envisions a community where all individuals and families have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Align is fortunate to have partnered with United Way since our inception, offering a range of services that have included facilitating board retreats and strategic planning sessions as well as the process for changing their funding model. We partner with them in providing capacity building services for area nonprofits. Most recently Align gathered input from a variety of stakeholders as part of a needs assessment for the United Way Community Schools initiative.
The state of Wyoming works to provide high quality training and education for the people that care for and educate our youngest children. As part of that work, childcare providers around the state are required to receive ongoing education in order to maintain their license, and many providers work beyond those requirements to build their career and provide an even higher level of education and support to our children. Align works with the Department of Family Services to provide the STARS registry system. This system helps childcare providers find training options and approves high quality training for credit. It then tracks the training that childcare providers receive in order to help them maintain their license and improve their careers.
Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA)
The Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) serves as the state-wide association for the local economic and community development entities across the State of Wyoming. Align contracts with WEDA to provide program management services for the association. This includes working closely with their board of directors to provide board management, membership management, conference facilitation, educational opportunities and leadership to the association. Align works to provide high quality services to the members which will help build capacity and leadership across the state.