what we do

Beloved Community works exclusively on comprehensive, sustainable solutions for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  As the US becomes a majority-minority country, we focus on levers that make economic equity possible. We employ three strategies to ensure shared regional goals for economic equity, sustainability, and equitable population distribution that result from integrated schools and communities: Equity in Schools, Equity at Work, Equity at Home.

Our work includes: policy advocacy for equitable education, housing, and workplaces, as well as capacity-building within related institutions so that historically marginalized people have real access and opportunity to live vibrant, productive lives.  

Fundamentally, we believe that people change systems.  Our capacity-building programs support the people - from leadership to support staff - to align on diversity, equity, and inclusion values and to lead the structural changes that deliver on their DEI commitments. We work with sector-specific cohorts to develop communities of practice aligned to our DEI Standards and Indicators.  We also work with select organizations and companies for deep dive strategy development, implementation, training and coaching.

Equity in Schools

Whether your school, CMO, or district already serves a diverse student population or aspires to, we help you deepen vertical alignment to your diversity, equity, and inclusion values and build community-led strategies that maintain those values and diverse populations.

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Our Target School Partners

Beloved Community works with schools along the diverse population continuum and across educational systems:

  • public district, charter, and independent schools
  • Intentionally diverse schools
  • Selective enrollment/magnet schools
  • Homogenous schools striving to serve more diverse student populations

School-specific engagements include:

  • Quantitative and qualitative data assessment on DEI trends
  • Designing strategic plan and implementation supports for equity-driven culture
  • Aligning diversity and equity strategy across governance, operations, pedagogy, student culture, and adult culture
  • Training on how to conduct internal equity audits and feedback loops
  • Coaching leaders on implementation

Equity at Work

Our Equity at Work supports build DEI capacity of businesses to successfully execute the structural changes that lead to an equitable workplace for their entire staff.

Sustainable change and culture shifts require shared power among a broad base of diverse stakeholders. Hence, our model emphasizes inclusive voice for all stakeholders across the workforce. We design our capacity-building programs to include a broad range of stakeholders in the planning process AND the implementation and monitoring phases, with an emphasis on mutual accountability. We work closely with companies to build goals, strategies, and practices for DEI across all facets of their organization - including operations, culture, and governance.  In addition to the specific operations, program, and culture shifts that our partners decide to implement, we also train and coach them on the following tools in our Mutual Accountability Framework:  

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards and Indicators
     
  • Process Metrics
  • Internal Equity Audits

  • Performance Metrics

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Our Target Partners

Beloved Community works with non-profit and for-profit organizations with a vested interest in diversity, equity and inclusion:

  • Non-profit organizations across sectors
  • Small and growing local businesses
  • Large corporations and/or specific company departments
  • Business associations and alliances
  • Start-up incubators
  • Government institutions

What our partners observe

  • Stakeholder shift from active resistance and passive compliance to equity-aligned decision-making
  • Increased recruitment, engagement, and retention of diverse clientele
  • Increased recruitment, engagement, retention and development of diverse team and leadership
  • Increased cross-cultural coalition building among teams/community partners
  • Increased equitable participation in programs
  • Decrease in biased human resources consequences by subgroup
Building sustainable cities — and a sustainable future —will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders - including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.
— Ban Ki Moon