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

Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Marion Johnson


Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Jennifer Heymoss


James Bui

Senior Consultant

Hafizah Omar


Helly Lee


Duy Pham


Brandon Williams


Joanna Carrasco

Senior Communications Associate

Carolyn Yang

Senior Manager, Partnerships

Emnet Almedom

Senior Consultant

Chenelle Rollins


Shanize Byrd


Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement

Tracey Ross


Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Aisha-Alexander Young

Lead, Consulting