Jacobē got to know Extreme Kids as an organization, and she took the time to get to know the staff, which created a group buy-in that made creating goals easier because they were tailored based on our needs and group feedback. She also encouraged the different departments to set attainable goals for themselves and interdepartmentally. The final touch that has made years' worth of difference is that while we were working with Jacobē to create goals, she also helped us create a three-year strategic plan. We were able to align both to address the needs of the other. Thank you, Jacobē, for your help and patience in working in a "whole person" mindset for Extreme Kids.
Danielle West-Augustin - CEO, Queen City Academy Charter School
Equity Consulting Group has been a valued partner for our school organization. Equity initially helped us design our curriculum with a culturally relevant lens. It was essential for us as a school community to honor our school's mission and vision to make sure that students' cultures and who they are as individuals are celebrated and highlighted in our curriculum. Equity helped us to do just that. In the first year of our curriculum implementation, we saw tremendous growth in our scholars' performance on our end of the year state-level assessments. Still, more importantly, we saw authentic engagement begin to occur in our classrooms, so long gone were the days of our teacher's reading through a text and having our students answer the questions around comprehension. Instead, our students begin to engage with the text and analyze how it might apply to their lived experiences. I cannot say enough about the thought partners and the authentic lens that Equity walked into our space with to help us design such a curriculum while ensuring they remain scholars focus. Without a doubt, I would recommend Equity Consulting for anyone looking to make sure that students lived experiences are at the center of all that you do around curriculum planning and instructional support. The Equity team has genuinely helped us transform what our cultures do on a day-to-day basis and think strategically about how to make an impact. For that reason, I fully recommend Equity Consulting Group to anyone who may be looking to transform their learning community.
Mary Grover - Chief Inclusion Officer, Ithaca City School District
The lift is bigger than any individual. Having a team of co-conspirators to sustain the work for a period of years is crucial. We have found an ideal partner in ECG.