Best Practices

We identify and promote the adoption of urban squash’s ‘best practices’ through the sharing of information and ideas, metric-based evaluations of member programs, and targeted financial incentives.

Information Sharing
We organize staff retreats, distribute a Best Practices Handbook, conduct surveys of staff and board members of member programs, and manage staff committees focused on topics such as academics, college prep and support, communications and development, and squash.

Metric-Based Evaluations
We conduct metric-based evaluations of our member programs. Each year, member programs submit a report about key program information, enabling NUSEA to provide guidance to its member organizations. Subjects in the annual reports include board giving, high school and college placements, cost per student, squash rankings, and more.

Financial Incentives
We provide targeted financial incentives such as subsidizing the travel costs when member program staff members visit other NUSEA member programs.