UrbanKind Institute seeks to center and lift up the thoughts, voices, and experiences of Black people and other over-burdened and under-resourced communities. Companies, institutions, non-profits, and others that are seeking “to do equity work” or “include community voices” often turn to us to connect them to these communities or to represent them.
While we appreciate this intention and desire, actions must match intent. To remain true to UrbanKind’s mission and values, we thoroughly evaluate each potential project, in terms of its viability, our capacity and in terms of the proposed engagement process.
We would like to see that the work:
We avoid instances in which:
Creating a more equitable and just region and society requires a lot of work. It begins with committing to and practicing respect, humility, and relationship-building. We are happy to partner with other companies, organizations, and groups that demonstrate these values in their words and actions. We look forward to making impactful change with you!