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Our Commitment

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Our purpose is grounded in the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB). These values have always been at the heart of our approach and who we are as an organization, and we recognize that this is an ongoing journey of growth—always striving to better serve our clients, our communities, and each other.

Our DEIB commitment combines our current practices with our aspirations for the future:

Our Purpose: Partnering with our clients to prevent and resolve complex social issues through inclusive and diverse perspectives, innovative thinking, useful data, and unmatched client service.

A) We recognize that we live in a world where there are disparities between the privilege and opportunities afforded to the communities we serve and those of our team members. We seek to bridge these differences by embodying the qualities of: 

  • Adaptability
  • Curiosity
  • Open-mindedness
  • Authenticity
  • Humility
  • Self-reflection
  • Collaboration
  • Kindness
  • Transparency

B) We respect and recognize the value of the diverse identities and the lived experiences of our clients, our communities, and one another.

C) We empower the voices of the communities we serve by:

  • Creating a unique and innovative approach that is aligned to the needs of each client organization.
  • Cultivating authentic connections that foster trust, leading to more honest conversations and deeper insights.
  • Drawing from partners and experts who are members of the community.

D) We learn and grow together by sharing our personal experiences and the wisdom we gain from working within and alongside diverse communities.

E) We intentionally broaden the diversity and representation of our team to better reflect the communities we serve through our practices and culture. 

F) We relate to each other from a place of empathy and a desire to connect. 

G) We systematically reflect on our own beliefs, assumptions, and identities and seek to learn from others.

H) We create a safe space to have meaningful, and often uncomfortable, conversations about race, privilege, and other aspects of our unique identities.

I) We foster a workplace culture where all team members are seen, and have a sense of belonging.

J) We strive to be an ally and leading thought partner for our clients and communities, and a model for other organizations.

This commitment honors the communities we serve, our clients, and who we are as an organization and paves the way for a more just and equitable future.

“That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially.”

– Karl Pearson

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