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Contracted TA Services


Our partners are committed to deeply evaluating their own systemic, policies, and practices, to determine which conditions hinder and advance equity. Our customized services equips you with processes and tools for examining your status quo, leveraging existing and developing new resources, and refining and redesigning those aspects of your system that need improvement. As “critical friends,” we partner to support personal and professional growth, honor identities and expertise, and seek solutions that benefit all.

Our Services

Review of organizational policies, curriculum, and procedures, along with actionable recommendations for innovation and improvement

Data collection and analysis of organizational stakeholders’ experiences of inclusion and belonging, including survey instrumentation and implementation, and focus group facilitation

Equity-oriented strategic planning and executive leadership coaching

Development and facilitation of customized virtual and face-to-face equity-focused professional learning

Featured Projects

Starbucks and Arizona State University provide free educational experiences for all through Starbucks Global Academy (SGA). The Great Lakes Equity Center collaborated with scholars and activists in disability studies, special education, and disability justice to develop the SGA course, “Welcoming Dialogue on Disability Bias.” The course considers how ableism affects society and centers personal experiences of people with disabilities/disabled people.

The Henry Ford’s Invention Convention Worldwide is an invention education program where K-12 learners invent their own futures. Invited by The Henry Ford and funded in part by the Lemelson Foundation, the Great Lakes Equity Center assessed student and other stakeholder perceptions of the ICW’s commitments and experiences related to its stated values of equity, justice, inclusion, and diversity.