INTEGRITY: The state of being whole.
In all that we do, we strive to achieve alignment between our thoughts, beliefs and actions. While we hold complexity and welcome the grey area, we put our proverbial money where our mouth is. We do what we preach and we preach what we do.
Responsibility: The state of taking ownership and accountability.
In all that we do, we take responsibility by asking ourselves, “What is my contribution to this situation and what do *I* need to do solve it?” Every. Time.
Growth & Curiosity: We have a strong desire to learn & and challenge ourselves to lean into change.
We are 100% committed to our own growth, the growth of our students and the growth of our team. We are deeply curious about our blindspots and fierce advocates for giving and receiving critical feedback in order to achieve.
Impact: To have a strong effect on someone or something.
We operate with the understanding that we can have a legit impact in powerful ways. With consistent, disciplined, strategic, intentional action we can change the system.
- The school to prison pipeline: Broken.
- Citizens United: Overturned
- Police Reform: Completed
What matters to you, what matters to the world, you can solve it.
Luxuriate: Self-indulgent delight
Each week, we each take the time to delight in something, to luxuriate, to indulge in something that brings us peace, energy, presence of mind, joy, fun. Whatever it is you need in that moment, at least once a week, you indulge in giving it to yourself. AND THEN WE BRAG ABOUT THAT SHIT. We want to model that people like us: women, people of color, those of us who grew up in working class families – we, too, get to luxuriate and enjoy this brief and lovely journey on this earth.
Resilience: When you knock us down, we get the FUCK back up again
~ Hercules Mulligan (The Black Version)
We pride ourselves on developing systems, communities and strategies to bounce back quickly when we get knocked off course. No matter what is happening in the world around us, do not react. Rather, we respond – and we’ve created a system of resources that allow us to do so.
Belonging: We want you.
We’re always glad to see you. Even if we’re mad at you, we’re always glad to see you. Once you join our team, our programs, our community, we fight for you and with you to help you get where you want to go and to make this world your home. Our home.