Change requires social impact + economic impact. What would it look like if we – as people and the organizations we lead – all made a commitment to an equitable life for everyone? If we understood the root causes of inequity and could identify the ways that we – schools, non-profits, businesses, and government could play a role in building a more equitable community?
With Beloved Community, we’re committed to building a new ecosystem that can sustain equitable, diverse schools and neighborhoods. To do so, we must address underlying economic inequity and the ways that our society contributes to those.
We believe that People Change Systems. In order to achieve sustainable change, we develop people and institutions, public and private, to create a new ecosystem that reinforces diversity and equity values.
People are the greatest unit of change. When people embrace shared values, they are more likely to champion systems for positive change.
Everyone has an obligation to make personally relevant change. When our leaders change, they also accelerate structural change for the organizations they lead.
The default systems in our country are designed to segregate. When we question and challenge the default, we can dismantle it and build equitable systems in its place.
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