Equity-driven strategies for improved community outcomes.

Advancing Communities for Equity consults with systems, organizations, and leaders to develop and implement transformative policies and initiatives.

Advancing Communities for Equity

Our name articulates our purpose: growth, partnership, and outcomes.

We work in collaboration to design and implement strategies that optimize outcomes for all, prioritizing:

  • Anti-racism as a value, utilized as a lens in all we do, informing our priorities 
  • Community-informed solutions, centering lived experiences, addressing systemic barriers
  • Data and research that leverage existing policy in the development of strategy

Tackling Challenging Problems

Guiding strategy on complex issues with communities, networks, and organizations.

Thought Partnership and Training

Working alongside organizations to apply an equity lens to data collection, processes, and implementation.

Quality Improvement and Professional Development

Supporting organizations in assessing operations, planning for improvement, training teams, and coaching leaders.


"Advancing Communities for Equity has been instrumental in our work to increase equitable access to early care and education in Jefferson Parish. ACE helped us analyze local data, conduct listening and strategic planning sessions and develop a needs-based approach to better understand and support Hispanic and Latino families’ participation in the early learning sector."
Jefferson Parish
“Advancing Communities for Equity helped Tulane review and establish a baseline through assessment and evaluation on how to continually advance and improve our childcare program at Newcomb Childcare Center. Emmy and her team were thoughtful, responsive partners throughout which made all the difference in navigating the complexities of the current environment.”
Brian Johnson, Ed.D, Tulane University
“Working with Advancing Communities for Equity has helped our evaluation team become more intentional about how we employ culturally responsive evaluation practices. We have been pushed to consider how we prioritize and embed stakeholders’ voice, expertise, and cultural traditions in all phases of evaluation. This process has helped our evaluation team honor the needs of the populations we serve and consider how we are designing activities accessible to stakeholders from all backgrounds. Emmy has helped us grow as personally and professionally, which in turn has yielded improved evaluations for our partners.”
Kent County Commissioners