Jeff Marcella

Marcella Consulting Corporation


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First Name
Last Name
Marcella Consulting Corporation
NonProfit and Public Sector Consultant
773 - 391-2546
Address Line 1
6520 N Campbell Avenue
Zip Code

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Company Profile

Company Overview
Building on 25 year’s experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, I offer support and technical assistance in areas of strategic planning, policy and advocacy, project design and development, organizational development, system building, grant writing and development. I serve as the bridge between diverse stakeholders through a range of leadership and consulting roles. My most successful initiatives are those where I help leverage diverse teams and expertise to build innovative public-private partnerships that improve local economies.
Strategic Planning
Organizational Development
Program Design and Development
Program/Project Management
Organizational Development
Professional Development
Grant Evaluation and Best Practices Research
Policy Development and Guidance
Practice Areas (select top 3)
  • Board Support (Development, Governance, Retreats, Training)
  • Capacity Building
  • Grant Writing/Research
  • Organizational Development
  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • Program Design and Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Workforce Recruitment, Training & Development
  • Writing/Editing
Client List
AARP Foundation
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing
Allied Health Care Career Network (AHCCN)
Advanced Manufacturing International
Avatar / HR Solutions, Inc.
BEST, Inc. / Illinois Local Workforce Area 4
Calumet Area Industrial Commission
Central States SER /SERCO
Chicago Area Project
Chicago Center for Arts and Technology
Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Federation of Labor
Chicago Workforce Investment Council
Children’s Home + Aid
City Colleges of Chicago
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Council for Adult & Experiential Learning(CAEL)
DC Workforce Investment Council
Educational Data Systems Inc. (EDSI, Inc.)
Far South Community Development Corp.
First Institute Training and Management
Florida Georgia Workforce Alliance
Henry Ford College
Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Indiana Dep’t. of Workforce Development
Institute for Work and the Economy
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International
Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance
Lakeview Pantry
Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority
Montessori Academy of Chicago
Microtrain, Inc.
National Urban League
National Network of Sector Partners
Near Westside Community Development Corp.
New Jersey Employment&Training Commission
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Partners for Job Training and Placement / Illinois Local Workforce Area 13
Performance Excellence Partners
Pew Charitable Trusts (The Pew Fund)
Revolution Workshop
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Skills for Chicagoland's Future
South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance
Tennessee Board of Regents
Thomas P Miller and Associates (TPMA)
Urban Growth of Chicago
US Department of Labor
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association
Workforce Partners of Metropolitan Chicago
World Manufacturing Forum
Youth Job Center, Evanston, IL
Testimonial 1
"Jeff served as a key resource to our Workforce Intermediary Task Force, providing a deep knowledge of the issues, a strong ability to synthesize the thoughts and interests of a diverse group and an impressive capacity to compile those thoughts into a coherent set of strategies and a high quality public report. I will continue to seek Jeff's insights as a confidante and advisor in future efforts." -- Allison Gerber, Executive Director, DC Workforce Investment Council
Testimonial 2
“Jeff is a creative, highly centered advocate and consultant. His work was exemplary. I have had the very good fortune of collaborating with him on a variety of public initiatives and found him to be conscientious and principled. I routinely rely on Jeff to provide new insights and solutions for knotty problems.” -- Peter Creticos, President
Testimonial 3
“As a consultant on the Chicago Neighborhood JobStart initiative, Jeff not only brought significant technical expertise in federally funded workforce training programs, but he also provided a high level of customer service to both program providers and the 2016 Fund, all of which helped create subsidized employment opportunities for almost 1,600 Chicagoans.” -- Dena Al-Khatib, Program Manager, 2016 Fund, Chicago Community Trust

Publications & Articles

Article 1
“How Pre-Apprenticeship and YouthBuild Foster New Opportunities for Under-represented Groups in the Construction Trades,” with partner firm Institute for Work and Economy2020.
Article 2
"An Adult Flexible Learning Internship Playbook,” for client Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, 2020.

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