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

Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Helly Lee


Marion Johnson

Senior Consultant

Chenelle Rollins


Shanize Byrd


Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Tracey Ross


Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

James Bui

Senior Consultant

Marwa Moaz

Senior Consultant

Claire Downing


Jourden Martin

Operations Manager

Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Brandon Williams

Senior Consultant

Ryan Bowers

Senior Partner

Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Duy Pham


Aiko D. Bethea

Senior Director

Joanna Carrasco

Senior Communications Associate

Monique A. Gamble


Napoleon Wallace

Senior Fellow, Mission Aligned Investing

Hafizah Omar


Jouapag Lee


Amber Banks

Senior Director

Relando Thompkins-Jones

Senior Consultant

Ashley Jones

Associate Consultant

Ricky Hurtado

Senior Consultant

Aisha-Alexander Young

Lead, Consulting

Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Eli Washington, Jr.

Advancement Manager