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Our Story


about kitamba

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Our Story


about kitamba

From our early days providing strategic counsel to reform-minded educational and philanthropic organizations, Kitamba has grown into a full-service firm offering strategic consulting and implementation support, product development, and investment and advisory services. We’ve delivered lasting impact to dozens of school districts, education technology companies, and foundations in the US and abroad. Our expertise in charter schools, data innovation, and strategic finance make us the go-to firm for organizations seeking smart, hands-on support. 

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What We Do


What we do

What We Do


What we do

New Organization Launch and Product Development

We support our clients in various startup and product development activities including new org launch and developing digital learning products geared toward students, parents, and working professionals 

STRATEGIC CONSULTING AND IMPLEMENTATION

We go "beyond the Powerpoint," drawing on our deep experience in the education sector to collaboratively develop and implement flexible solutions resulting in successful, sustainable outcomes.

Investment and advisory services

We help entrepreneurs develop and scale innovative solutions to education problems, supporting our partners through targeted early stage investments and advisory work

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Services


services

Services


services

We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver results across a broad spectrum of education areas. here are some of the services we provide:


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MANAGEMENT Consulting

We support leaders in identifying opportunities and addressing challenges by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic and change management initiatives. We take a data and research-based approach, focusing our efforts to drive the greatest improvements in organizational performance. 

 
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Ed Tech Investing & Product Support

Kitamba partners with entrepreneurs and organizations seeking expertise, development support, and funding for innovative education products and solutions.

 

Business Development

We support education companies in identifying and capturing market opportunities and work as an operating partner. Competitive analysis, customer research, and a deep understanding of the policy landscape inform product development, IP commercialization, and market entry efforts. 


Strategic Resource allocation support  

We support school districts’ transitions to “variable cost organizations” by providing consulting services and tools to create accurate long term budget forecasts and to identify efficiencies for strategic resource allocation so that more dollars flow to classrooms.

school facilities, real estate, and development

We work with schools, local communities, and city agencies to identify facilities options for schools and to create innovative vehicles that leverage un-utilized facilities for community redevelopment, revitalization, and incremental revenue.

Data Innovation

We work with schools, districts, states, and philanthropies to develop innovative approaches to using data to drive reform including improving and enhancing collection methods, creating dynamic interfaces to display data, and developing "toolkits" and seminars to provide coherent and clear guidance on how to use data to get results.

 
 

Unified Enrollment

We support districts in the planning, launch, and implementation of Unified Enrollment systems, including: technology vendor contracting and management; communications campaign planning and management; policy design and stakeholder engagement; and strategic planning for long-term UE system sustainability.

Portfolio District Strategy

We work with districts to plan and implement a portfolio of schools approach. This includes the development and facilitation of cross-functional working groups that together design a portfolio management approach focused on simply and fairly holding schools accountable for results, providing supports, and generating community buy-in.

Personalized Learning

We support implementation of personalized learning by developing new school models with district partners, providing advisory services on the selection of high quality personalized learning tools, and partnering with educational institutions to design and develop full digital learning platforms - connecting quality content and technology to personalize the learning experience for their students

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New organization launch
 

We provide a full suite of services to plan and launch various non-profit organizations at all levels of government focused on improving educational outcomes from pre-k to post college. This may include initial strategic design and incorporation, fundraising, back-office functions, hiring, and more.

District Data Audit and Process Reengineering

We work with districts to streamline data sources and collections and to provide training materials including data-entry manuals and process maps to enhance data accuracy and put districts on the path to more strategic use of data.