What We Do

STRATEGIC PLANNING & IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Establish values, build visions, grow organizations.

We provide strategic guidance, technical assistance and program design to support organizational management and growth.

What kind of community do we want to live and work in? What are the results we wish to see? Who will be our partners? What processes will we adopt to collaborate? How will we evaluate, discuss, know when we have achieved success?

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FACILITATION, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & COALITION BUILDING

Cultivate dialogue, strengthen networks, build community.

We facilitate networks and build coalitions to generate collective impact and policy change.

What is authentic collaborative process? What ingredients are needed for true collaboration that changes social and racial equity dynamics? How do we cultivate interdependence and foster innovation? How can these collaborations grow relationships and influence, systems and policy?

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TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP & EDUCATION

Engage youth, develop leaders, invest in our future.

We engage young people through community-based pedagogies to understand all parts of the food system, envision positive change, and learn the tools for transforming systems and changing lives.

A new kind of leadership is needed to solve the complex problems of our times. How to we cultivate leaders that establish trust, listen, bring people into the process of shaping their futures, demonstrate flexibility, and have a sense of humor and humility, to support transformational change?

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SYSTEMS THINKING, COLLECTIVE IMPACT & POLICY CHANGE

Engage people, illuminate priorities, organize and advocate for social justice.

We support communities and organizations to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement and public participation processes to advance transformative systems and policy change.

How do we influence the systems that create inequities in societies? How do we navigate complexity? Transforming the behavior of systems requires new approaches to listening, new ways of interacting and building relationships, new narratives.

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