We are listeners and learners, scholars and storytellers, but most of all, passionate partners in the effort to empower communities and schools based on the assets they already have.
Because the answers to community challenges lie within, our philosophy depends on deep listening. Districts and communities know what they need, so we begin with listening to create trust and a collective understanding of the task at hand.
Our research is informed by what we hear. We work with parents, students, educators, and community members to dig into both what’s working, and what still needs work. Our research is actionable and community driven, creating collective ownership of, and investment in, solutions.
The spirit of co-creation infuses our approach. When communities and schools work together, we generate a stronger and more interdependent educational approach that extends beyond the school day. This supports student success and community prosperity.
As a result of our work, we collaboratively create policies, practices, and systems of governance that sustain voice and ownership over the long term.