Public education has innovated at a glacial pace, and it is time we got serious about changing that. But schools, districts, and nonprofits can't do it alone. They need the unique talents and skills of partners and trusted advisors–individuals and firms who understand communities' needs and bring the technical, strategic, and creative insight needed to reimagine what's possible for students.
However, success for consultants of color is rarely based on merit alone. Building a thriving business that can eventually scale requires robust networks, funding, and a set of foundational business acumen. We believe consultants of color often lack access to these critical components. We are building an initiative that begins to address this.
Although leadership and business programs exist to help, they can be cookie-cutter and generic. The Arc Collaborative strives to eliminate this problem. We fill the gap by providing the individualized support each consultant needs when they need it.