we work to build better communities.

WE PARTNER WITH THE PUBLIC SECTOR TO BREAK THE TABLE INSTEAD OF INVITING PEOPLE TO IT – SO REAL PEOPLE CAN BE PART OF THEIR OWN SOLUTION

because we believe in equity and the hearts of public servants

real outreach

We specialize in breaking down traditional engagement practices to reach communities that rarely have the chance to shape the policies and programs that support them. We work hard to ensure that we aren’t bringing people to our table, but meeting them where they are. We love building engagement strategies that allow us to capture what’s really going on – so leaders can make equitable decisions that use resources wisely.

We are experienced in working with large datasets from a number of providers – both government and private – to access and build baseline data that we can customize through surveys, targeted outreach, and analysis of local data.

you deserve better consulting

We are dedicated to changing the paradigm of consulting in a way that brings dignity, talent, passion, and dedication to communities across the country, the agencies who serve them, and the team members with whom we share this work. We are focused on building projects that reach disadvantaged communities first and that have a real impact on our clients and the regions they serve.

We are selective in the projects we approach, because we believe that each project is a chance to build partnerships that will last for decades, and because we plan to work with our clients for a long time to make our communities better places to live, work, and play. 

good policy is hard to find

Building good policy takes good research – but it’s more than that, too. Good policy builds on a foundation of good data and then considers lessons and successes from similar communities. Good policy is willing to innovate, testing solutions that are built around your unique needs before setting in stone the parameters of programs that affect people’s lives.

We really, really love getting into good policy – and figuring out what went wrong with not-so-good policy – with the clients we serve.