About Civitas Strategies

We contribute to the betterment of children and families’ lives by helping public-serving organizations grow through strategy design and crafting sustainable business models. Our ten-year goal is to help our clients improve the lives of 1 million children and families. Our clients do the truly noble work, in the trenches, with children and families. We enable a broad base of clients to reach more families and children by refining their strategy and sustaining their impact. Our commitment to community is not only in our client service, but also our pro bono projects, carbon neutral operations, and corporate giving program, which totals over 15% of our annual net profit.

Our Services

Strategy and Business Model Design

We partner with clients to identify the most significant opportunities for growth and co-design strategies to pursue them. We create business models for nonprofit and for-profit services that can realistically be sustained in a client’s current market.


We offer leaders a variety of customized services to increase their effectiveness including - vision articulation, coaching, thought partnership, emergent strategy creation, and proposal development.


We provide funders and CEOs with evaluation services to improve effectiveness, speed scaling, and ensure grant compliance.

Proposal Development

More than just writing proposals, we support the creation of strategies and programs that will have sustained impact and align with funders’ goals.

Our Approach

Achieve Your Vision

We serve any organization wanting to improve communities and the lives of children and families – large or small, nonprofit or for-profit, foundations, and universities. We also specialize in executive counsel.

We are a full-service management consultancy – We bring a one-stop-shop, providing an array of cost-effective services to small-, mid-, and large-sized organizations that are normally out of their reach.

We use our own consistently proven process in every engagement – Our Balanced Growth Approach© external opportunities, internal capacity, and leads to a clear path for sustainable growth. *Click to View*

We are action-oriented – Our unrelenting focus is on a clear, measurable path forward for our clients. Their success is our success.

We execute complex projects under tight deadlines – We know our clients are eager to move forward, so we progress swiftly from learning to design to application.

We offer a connection – We guide community-based, state, and national organizations as they identify and establish successful partnerships, helping them to be current, relevant, and collaborative.

Our Work


School Readiness Consulting


University of Florida Lastinger Center
for Learning


Foundation for Newark’s Future


The Immokalee Foundation


Annie E. Casey Foundation


Take Stock in Children


Housing Families


Families and Work Institute

Our Team

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Gary Romano

President and CEO

Alison LaRocca

Engagement Manager

Lindsey Kotowicz


Stacia Silvia


Contact Us


148 Boston Rock Road Melrose, MA 02176



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