Who
We Are

Black-founded and led, we’re a diverse team of activists, scholars, advocates, coaches, strategists, and artists. We draw on these multifaceted perspectives and lived experiences to engage with organizations in the journey toward their boldest, most expansive visions.

We have deep experience with organizations like yours, and the opportunities and challenges you’re facing

We’ve worked with organizations ranging from the largest foundations in the country to movement organizations having deep impact in a city or neighborhood. Our team members have experiences leading organizations, canvassing neighborhoods, and designing solutions from grantmaking to public policy.

We show up as our full selves

Real change requires real people. We bring the influence of our ancestors, families, and homies with us. When we connect to our clients, partners, and allies as human beings, we do our work together. Better. Let's Connect
We show up as our full selves

Come Build
With Us...

Our People

Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Brandon Williams

Consultant

Jouapag Lee

Consultant

Phillip Agnew

Organizer in Residence

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Helly Lee

Senior Consultant

Amber Banks

Senior Director

Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Ryan Bowers

Senior Partner

Jourden Martin

Operations Manager

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Marion Johnson

Senior Consultant

Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Ashley Simpson

Consultant

Jessica Barron

Senior Consultant

Celeste Davis

Senior Consultant

Andrea Foggy Paxton

Senior Director

Dionne Aiken

Brand Manager

Chenelle Rollins

Consultant

Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Napoleon Wallace

Senior Fellow, Mission Aligned Investing

Brian Kennedy

Consultant

Emily Hylton

Senior Consultant

Daniela Pineda

Senior Director

Aiko D. Bethea

Senior Director

Colin de Paor

Consultant

Eli Washington, Jr.

Advancement Manager