Apparo has matched a skilled volunteer team with Atlanta nonprofit Bearings Bike Works to create business process improvements that will help support their growth and amplify their mission.
Bearings Bike Works operates four unique youth development programs that help students ages 6-18 develop hard skills, soft skills, and character strengths that can make a difference in future career success. Although the prospect of earning a bike is what draws kids to the program, the excitement of learning new skills and being a part of a community keeps them returning, week after week. Bearings’ mission is to put the right tools in the hands of youth to help develop and advance the necessary skills to transition into adulthood and the workforce, ultimately creating productive lives.
Currently, Bearings serves approximately 300+ students around Southwest Atlanta. Post-pandemic, the Bearings team grew, and their business processes shifted. Following the changes, Bearings reached out to Apparo for assistance reorganizing and identifying ways to improve business processes and formally document them to run their organization more efficiently.
Apparo has matched Bearings Bike Works with skilled volunteers including those from Hylaine, Fiserv, and MagMutual. This volunteer team will conduct a current state assessment to help them identify which areas could benefit from business process improvements. Along with documenting their current processes and creating recommendations for improvements, the volunteer team will also address Bearings’ inventory tracking process in their retail bike shop to further help increase efficiencies.
- Skilled Volunteer Team
- Tamara Lopata, Hylaine
- Steve Gillam, Fiserv
- Shelia Evans, MagMutual
- Wids Derisma, Hylaine
- Patrick Fleming, Hylaine
- Debby Murphy, Hylaine
- Nonprofit Team: Bearings Bike Works
- Becky O’Mara, Co-Founder & Director of Development
- Becca Heck, Administrative Assistant
- Project Sponsor: Hylaine