Case Studies

Here you can get some in-depth examples of the work we do. We’ll go over the scope of our work with different partners and share hard data with you to show what worked. These case studies are a treasure trove of information, and all we ask for in return is your email so we can continue to share content like this with you in the future.


GardHouse is a Charlotte nonprofit founded in 2019 with the goal of developing paid internships for the area’s interns of color in partnership with small businesses. Jonathan Gardner saw there was a need to create a pipeline to employment for college students of color, starting him on a journey to find solutions for that problem.

Essentially, GardHouse finds businesses in need of interns and students of color in need of internships, and then pairs them together strategically. Then, GardHouse plays a supporting role throughout the internship by providing one-on-one coaching opportunities, programming and more to increase each student’s chances of obtaining employment upon graduation.


Because SchermCo tends to work in the education sector through the family empowerment and social impact work, many folks don’t realize those same skills are also used to foster workforce development programming for local governments.

The Renewable Energy and Efficiency Workforce (RENEW) Training Program in Charlotte is a recent example of this. A partnership between the City of Charlotte, Goodwill, the Urban League of the Carolinas and SchermCo, RENEW had a goal of placing 60 Charlotte residents into entry-level HVAC and related technical positions.


We’ve had the honor of working with Brenda Alston-Hasan for several years now, first in her position with Ashley Park PreK-8 School, and currently in her position as the assistant principal at Bruns Avenue Elementary in Charlotte, NC.

Bruns Elementary is a part of our family empowerment initiative, where we provide support to schools across the nation by helping them leverage data to determine family needs and co-create events and solutions in order to meet those needs, all while increasing levels of engagement and empowerment. Our team was doing this type of work at Ashley Park in Charlotte while Brenda worked there, and she saw the results firsthand.

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