What Makes Us Different?
We Design Learning Experiences
We are educators and facilitators that center being responsive to the cultural needs of Black and Brown graduate students. And, we are passionate about understanding individuals, their identity intersections, the communities they come from, and the structures they navigate.
We have several ways for individuals to engage in the learning they seek, launchpad courses, intensive courses, coaching/consulting, a grad-student community, as well as university partnership models to create dynamic mentorship communities with current students and alumni.
We Embrace Innovation & Innovative Thinking
Our team embraces innovative thinking in multiple ways. We integrate and use technology in our program structures and in app development. But, more importantly, we believe that cultural innovation can take place through bottom-up [individual and community levels] and top-down [organizational level] human-centered approaches.
We Possess a Spectrum of Diversity
Over the years, the idea of having a diverse team has become static, often referring to one dimension; we are so much more than that. We are a core group that draws from and leverages diversity of expertise serving as academic advisors, curriculum designers, culturally responsive evaluators, and developers drawn together through our shared membership with higher education.
We possess a tremendous range of professional and personal experiences across several private and public universities that allows us to understand multiple layers within complex environments and design solutions that are student-centered and equity-embedded.
We Reflect Those We Seek to Serve
Among our team, we reflect those we seek to serve as Black and Brown graduate students. We believe that OUR success is OUR success, and we ground our work in social impact to move forward the great foundational work of those that came before us. We know that people of color bring intelligence, resilience, and a wealth of both cultural assets and lived experiences.
We also know that historically underserved graduate students do not always have the social capital to maximize their opportunities in higher ed. We embody a sense of responsibility in taking action to change that. Finally, we are mothers, sisters, community organizers, holders of hope, bridge-builders, and our ancestors wildest dreams.