Imagine a world where all people had their needs met, a world where poverty and racial inequity didn't exist. What if skin color wasn’t a factor that determined your health and well-being? What if instead of struggling to “reach” people impacted by poverty, we worked together, transforming relationships among people living in poverty and the organizations meant to serve them? What if we had diverse teams creating relevant short- and long-term solutions?

We believe this is possible and we are focused on making it happen. 

Equity Solutions is innovative training and consulting that supports agencies, businesses, and schools to move beyond “helping” towards shared decision-making and authentic personal relationships that shape both policy and practice.

Our dynamic cross-class, multi-racial, multi-gender team is committed to the following:

We Achieve Outcomes Equity Solutions supports agency staff and leadership to be more effective and collaborative. We work with you to craft equitable practices and policies. See Our Impact

Dynamic Consulting Our services are tailored to each organization using a distinct set of pedagogical principles, goals, vision, and tools to clarify and realize outcomes. See What We Do

Engaging Trainings We provide multifaceted trainings utilizing art and performance, brainstorming and problem-solving, academically proven models and local wisdom, creativity, and expertise. See Cross Class Dialogue Circles

Shared Learning Experience We create opportunities for collaborative learning because we know that everyone has something to learn and something to teach. See What People are Saying

Angela, Shela, and Deb co-facilitating a training on Poverty in an Unequal Economy

Angela, Shela, and Deb co-facilitating a training on Poverty in an Unequal Economy

Kendra talking about microaggressions in the workplace at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Conference

Kendra talking about microaggressions in the workplace at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Conference

Davey explaining power dynamics to student leaders at Marlboro College

Davey explaining power dynamics to student leaders at Marlboro College

 
I recommend [Equity Solutions] highly for any organization, event workshop planner/organizer or institution seeking knowledge of economic and social equity. Their expertise will bring your attendees the tools they require for best equitable practices.
— Vera Struck, Sustainability Educator, Speaker, Sustainable Tiny House Designer/Builder/Dweller of the silverbullettinyhouse.com, Author of Living the Sustainable Tiny Life and Living the Sustainable Tiny Life Workbook. Founder of terrabluteams.org

Here are a few examples of Equity Solutions trainings in action

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In the photo to the left student leaders share with Marlboro College staff and faculty what it is like to be a student of color on campus and their demands for racial equity. In the photo above student leaders at Marlboro College role-play unjust situations and how to respond. Spring 2018.

In the photo to the left student leaders share with Marlboro College staff and faculty what it is like to be a student of color on campus and their demands for racial equity. In the photo above student leaders at Marlboro College role-play unjust situations and how to respond. Spring 2018.

This creative bunch of people came together the day before the Tiny House Fest to talk about what equity means for the Tiny House Movement. September 2017

This creative bunch of people came together the day before the Tiny House Fest to talk about what equity means for the Tiny House Movement. September 2017

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partners and Promise Communities looked at economic inequality through an activity about wealth distribution in the US. Spring 2018.

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partners and Promise Communities looked at economic inequality through an activity about wealth distribution in the US. Spring 2018.

Co-workers at Kindle Farm School talk with each other about their experiences with class bias. February 2018.

Co-workers at Kindle Farm School talk with each other about their experiences with class bias. February 2018.

Vermont Community Foundation staff talk about how to apply Race and Class Equity to their work. August 2018.

Vermont Community Foundation staff talk about how to apply Race and Class Equity to their work. August 2018.