We believe equity work is best done in community: learning in public, holding ourselves and each other accountable, trying new approaches and working through complex challenges collectively. Together we can reimagine and create equitable systems and structures that challenge and disrupt the status quo.
There are no ready answers or solutions to the complex and unpredictable challenges we face. Equity work requires “host” leadership – engaging multiple perspectives, learning with and from one another – rather than “hero” leadership of planning the work and working the plan. By supporting meaningful relationships with others in a network, we contribute to well-being and sustain people in their work, while supporting leaders to do the same in their partnerships with families and communities.
We facilitate and partner with networks and communities of practice both within and across systems and sectors. Partner networks, fellowships and communities of practice we’ve supported include:
- Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network
- Racial Equity Leadership Network (RELN) Fellowship, Southern Education Foundation
- Racial Equity in Action Leadership (REAL) Center, Grand Rapids, MI