Boston Partners in Education, a nonprofit organization founded in 1966, provides Boston’s public school students with focused, individualized in-school volunteer support. Since 1997, JSI has hosted BPE in JSI’s Farnsworth Street facilities, providing office space, technology support, in-kind assistance, and financial support. JSI President Joel Lamstein also provides in-kind consulting services to Boston Partners, serves on the board of advisors, and served as interim president/CEO from July 2005-August 2006.
JSI is also a corporate volunteer partner of Boston Partners, placing volunteers in Boston elementary schools through Boston Partners’ Power Lunch Program, a literacy mentoring initiative that pairs employees with first through third graders to boost literacy skills and enthusiasm for reading.
The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) is a nonprofit organization established in 2005 by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), both also nonprofits. To deliver its services PFSCM draws on the capabilities and experience of 13 organizations that are among the most trusted names in international public health and development, with each offering unique capabilities, including procurement, freight forwarding and technical assistance.
PFSCM provides a full range of innovative supply chain services, including procurement of essential medicines and supplies, management of international shipments from supplier to point of delivery and warehousing, distribution services that leverage regional distribution centers in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, and quality assurance to ensure safety and efficacy. In 2014, PFSCM’s quality management system received ISO 9001:2008 certification from UL DQS, one of the leading ISO certification bodies for management systems in the world.
A recognized leader and supply chain innovator, PFSCM won two 2010 Supply Chain Distinction Awards for Supply Chain Innovation and Best Value Supply Chain Provider at the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit, was a 2012 finalist for the Supply Chain Innovation Award sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and in 2014 authored one of the top five case stories for the World Bank’s Procurement for Complex Situations Challenge.
For more information go to pfscm.org/pfscm.
Since 1951, World Education, Inc. has worked to improve the lives of the poor through economic and social development programs. In 1982, JSI became affiliated with World Education. The two organizations share facilities, infrastructure, and some staff, including our common president, Joel Lamstein.
World Education uses education to help people and communities take charge of their own development. Rooted in basic education and literacy, World Education links education with economic, health, environmental, and civic development. World Education’s programs promote individual and collective change by equipping people and organizations with the knowledge and ability to develop their skills through community-based learning activities.
All World Education projects are designed to strengthen the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyze community and national development, and contribute to individual growth. World Education supports the development of many types of indigenous nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations to achieve long-term results.
JSI also partners with World Education to implement the Bantwana Initiative. Bantwana (‘children’ in Zulu) builds the abilities, skills, and networks of communities to help children affected by HIV & AIDS access the full range of support and comprehensive care they need to grow into healthy adults.
Bantwana works with small organizations and communities that are already serving orphans and other vulnerable children. The Initiative also identifies promising community efforts and helps build management, technical, and advocacy skills that bring to bear the resources and political will necessary to enable communities to care for children over the long-term.