Transformative Solutions for Equity and Improvement
Working at the Intersection of Community, Policy, and Research
We partner with mission-driven organizations, school systems, municipalities, and workforce development agencies to transform competencies and conditions that lead to more equitable outcomes. Our services address root causes and interrelationships of complex issues to drive improvement and impact—both within and outside of your organization.
What We Do
Learn about our equity review process of identifying drivers of inequality in organizations and systems.
“I was impressed with the thoughtful examination of equity issues in the Town. The audit offered many insights from residents you don’t often hear from.”
Sandy Pooler, Arlington Town Manager
We seek truth - not a singular truth from a solo vantage point, but the fullness of truth triangulated among many diverse views. Guided by respect and humility, we nevertheless esteem honesty over comfort in order to make authentic meaning together.
We view diversity as absolutely necessary to creating quality results. We actively seek diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, and lived experience on our team and uplift the complex identity of each colleague, partner, and community member.
We recognize the danger of a single story. We learn best from the lived experiences of our clients and their directly served constituents, as well as each team member. We avoid either/or thinking and actively consider people, place, power, politics and policy – past and present – to build the most comprehensive course of action.
We seek nothing short of transformative system change and hold ourselves accountable for it with each engagement. Inequity is manufactured, deliberately or not, and therefore can be conscientiously unmade. We expect to see a relationship between the work that we do and enhanced outcomes and impact in the communities that we serve.
We create learning opportunities to develop staff and regularly reflect on our projects and outcomes for continuous improvement. We use that learning to deliver superlative experience and results because our clients and communities deserve research, analysis, products and engagements that are accurate and precise and also fully contextualized and realized.
We delight in cultivating a joyful community with our teams, clients and communities. We seek genuine connections with one another in order to build the trust needed to collaborate effectively and achieve the shared impact that we envision. We praise wins large and small along the way and recognize each unique contribution to our collective success.