Our Commitment to Community
These guiding principles drive ALL interactions,
community empowerment, and engagement.
Focus on the lived experience of Black women
Bring a diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures to the table through radical collaboration
Create an equitable, inclusive, and transparent process that leverages collective creativity
Leverage community passion and relationships to draw support from existing programs and organizations and not replicate or replace what is currently taking place
Be action-focused by creating iterative projects that allow for feedback and insights in real-time to inform and refine the work
While there's a solid commitment to change, work has often been done in silos. Many groups focus on this issue individually, e.g., healthcare systems, businesses, public health, and nonprofits. We want to transform that.
Using the Community Co-design process around a common agenda driven by the lived experiences of Black women will save lives. Sustained community engagement and trusting relationships will fuel innovation and success.