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The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc. RFP

Date of issue: May 25, 2016

Closing date: June 10, 2016


Executive Summary

The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc. mission is to engage youth in leadership initiatives in an effort to prevent crime and drug activity and develop educational, artistic and character building skills to better prepare them for their transition to college or career. Our website, www.sparrowsnestgso.org,   is outdated in design and difficult to keep up to date.


Website Goals

  • Improved usability
  • Improved ease of modification and maintenance
  • The ability to have donors donate to our cause online.
  • More modern and colorful display

Website Scope

To ensure future scalability and portability, we request that the website is developed utilizing WordPress. (Current CMS) We will supply all text/images required for the website.

The website will consist of about 7 pages:

  • Homepage
  • About The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc.
  • About The Black Suit Initiative
  • Meet Our Members
  • News
  • Board Members
  • Photo Gallery

Other Services Requested

  • We require a short training session on the Content Management System deployed.


RFP Selection Criteria

We will take the following aspects into consideration when selecting the winning company:

  • Cost
  • Client references
  • Understanding demonstrated by the proposal
  • Experience
  • Projected completion time

Submission Instructions

Please submit proposal by no later than Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:59pm to Evainna Ross at  evainnaross@gmail.com or by mailing to The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc., 122 N Elm St.,  Suite 811, Greensboro, NC 27401

Terms and Conditions of this RFP: Costs involved in the creation of the proposal will be the responsibility of the respective website development company and will not be reimbursed by The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc.



The Black Suit Initiative has partnered with the Children’s Home Society to provide young men with workshops designed to better prepare them for making sound, responsible decisions in their future.

Some of the workshops have dealt with understanding the health and legal ramifications of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs.  The workshops, developed by Jasmine Perry, Youth Empowerment Center Coordinator with the Children’s Home Society, allow for candid discussions about a growing epidemic among African American males.

Beyond these discussions, Perry developed a panel of distinguished males to speak openly about issues important to young men. Topics included females, dating, sex, education, careers and racial stereotypes. These workshops are a required component in helping young men earn their black suits.



The Ascena Retail Group, Inc. selected Evainna Ross/The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc. as one the winners of the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards recognizing individuals who help


empower women and children. This new annual awards program honors the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe, who co-founded the first dressbarn store in 1962.

“Ascena’s philanthropic vision is simple: empowering women and children to be their best,” said David Jaffe, CEO of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. “Across our communities there are amazing stories about individuals working tirelessly toward this goal.”

These ‘everyday heroes’ are making the world a better place for women and/or children in the areas of education, health, social reform, and self-esteem. “We specifically chose individuals whose non-profit organizations may not be well known, but have the potential for major impact with the recognition and financial support that comes with the award,” said Elise Jaffe, Executive Sponsor for Ascena Cares.

The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc. received $25,000 in recognition of their work in the community.