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

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Our People

Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Marion Johnson


Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement

Joanna Carrasco

Senior Communications Associate

Tracey Ross


Shanize Byrd


Helly Lee


Brandon Williams


Relando Thompkins-Jones

Senior Consultant

James Bui

Senior Consultant

Hafizah Omar


Duy Pham


Jouapag Lee


Claire Downing


Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Ashley Jones

Associate Consultant

Ricky Hurtado

Senior Consultant

Monique A. Gamble


Chenelle Rollins


Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Aisha-Alexander Young

Lead, Consulting

Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Emnet Almedom

Senior Consultant