Meet Rachel J. Barrett-Dolcine, MPA, CPM NONPROFIT NAVIGATOR Entrepreneur. Business Strategist. Speaker. Trainer. Author. Philanthropist
Rachel J. Barrett-Dolcine launched Compass Consulting and Training Solutions in 2010 and has continued to implement innovative strategies to grow the company’s training classes, consulting services and other offerings. Compass Consulting and Training Solutions, LLC is a community based business that prides itself on being an asset to the communities throughout Central Maryland. Through its Community Giving Back Program, Compass facilitates free training classes and workshops for nonprofit and community organizations that are on a limited budget.
Rachel is a Nonprofit Expert with over 20 years of experiencing working for and with nonprofit organizations around the US. Rachel's passion, knowledge, education, professional and personal experience in the nonprofit sector gives her a unique vantage point for assisting her nonprofit clients. Rachel's nonprofit expertise includes: nonprofit startup, fundraising and friendraising, board recruitment, engagement and retention, volunteer program development and nonprofit storytelling.
Rachel's skills also include developing custom curriculum, workshop and certification course content; as well as, business handbooks. Since 2012, Rachel has developed custom content for over 30 trainings, workshops and certification courses- 15 of which have been approved by the Maryland State of Education (MSDE) Office of Child Care. Rachel has developed courses for clients such as Baltimore Reads Training Services, Baltimore City Department of Health (40 hour Literacy Ambassador Training Program), Y in Central Maryland (iDiscover- a 10 month After School Enrichment curriculum) and National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs (3 part series on Strategic Planning).
Rachel has been a Trainer and Professional Development Facilitator for over 10 years. Rachel is an Adjunct Faculty staff member at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC); a Certified Health & Safety Institute (HSI) CPR and First Aid Instructor; a Certified Health & Safety Institute Instructor for CPR and First Aid Trainer Certification Course; and an approved Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Childcare (OCC) Core of Knowledge Trainer. Rachel's unique style of training facilitation has been an asset to building Compass' training clientele.
In April 2017, Rachel published her first book, ‘Conversations With My Son: Fun & Witty Inspiration for Mothers Raising Boys’. ‘Conversations With My Son: Fun & Witty Inspiration for Mothers Raising Boys’ is a collection of conversations Rachel has had with her son, Julius, since he was in preschool. Rachel wrote this book in hopes of inspiring mothers raising boys to listen to their sons, look for opportunities to have meaningful conversations and create a safe space at home so that sons feel safe enough to talk, make mistakes and grow. ‘Conversation With My Son’ covers topics including: fears about growing up, taking on more than you can handle, community service and social justice, fathers, God, hard work and its rewards, keeping your sneaker game on point and much more. As a wife of a Baltimore City Police Officer and mother of a black son, Rachel knows firsthand how important it is for mothers, especially mothers raising boys of color, to build connections with each other that foster support, inspiration, networking opportunities, advisement and advocacy. To start these connections, Rachel is launching a 13 city Moms Raising Sons Sip & Chat Tour. During this tour, Rachel will travel across the US and initiate much needed conversations with mothers. Topics will include, racial injustice, being an academic advocate for your son, the importance of listening to our sons, how boys communicate, how boys learn, drugs and violence, grief and loss, preparing boys for fatherhood, preparing boys for the workforce and much more. Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Deviant Behavior and Social Control from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore; is a graduate of the Associated Black Charities (ABC) Board Pipeline Leadership Program and the prestigious Maryland Certified Public Manager Program- Nonprofit Track at the University of Baltimore. In February 2015, Rachel was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.
Rachel is an avid volunteer and currently serves as the Founder of the Joseph and Vera Douglas Family Foundation, Inc.; is on the Board of Directors for Bringing On New Direction (BOND), Inc. and A Good Black Man, Inc.
Rachel lives in Randallstown, Maryland with her husband and son.
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