WHO WE ARE
VERUCA was founded in 2021 with a single mission: to gather the best-in-class experts in one easy to navigate virtual room in service of schools. We are inspired by the vision of ADVIS and AIMS and their ERV program (Essential Resources for VUCA), supported by the Edward E. Ford Foundation. Our independent consultants have all pledged to support that program.
About the AIMS / ADVIS ERV Program:
ERV~ Essential Resources for (a time of) VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity
At a gathering on September 29, 2020 of The Advisory Board of The Edward E. Ford Foundation, a grant of $200,000 was awarded to the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools outright.
Independent schools are operating in an era of VUCA. Essential Resources for VUCA (ERV) addresses the critical challenge of sustainability faced by many schools in this unprecedented time of converging crises. The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) will collaboratively develop a (continuously) vetted and curated “Resource Bank” of quality professional consultants, together with a program to support ready access to their services, in order to assist their 250 combined member schools in four states within the mid-Atlantic region navigate and address critical issues related to school sustainability during this time of unprecedented challenge. ERV will serve as a prototype for providing much-needed access to expertise, especially for those schools most in jeopardy. As school leadership has ongoing need and desire to be able to turn to expert counsel to serve as a guide through major crises, ERV will also serve as a beta test for the value of a "seal of approval” on a curated “Resource Bank” of professional consultants.