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About Us

We are trainers, organizers, coaches and consultants.  With over 60 years’ experience among us, we understand the challenges organizations face as they attempt to create meaningful, systemic level change.  We focus our work on educational institutions, faith based organizations and other non-profits, as that is what we know best.

We are family.  Really!  A mother and two daughters who each bring their own unique experience to the work we do.  But more than that, we bring our personal and professional lives and a long standing commitment to create a world where everyone truly has the potential to succeed.  

Finally, we integrate the philosophies and practices of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and anti-racism by supporting organizations to address the root causes of inequities and supporting change at the systemic level. 

Meet The Team

Hillary Blunt

Hillary Blunt is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Chandler School in Pasadena, California. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. Hillary has over 15 years of experience working in elementary and middle school settings, where her passion has been centered around the necessity of creating equitable schools and communities. Before becoming a full-time senior administrator at Chandler School, Hillary spent 10 years teaching in elementary and middle school classrooms in both public and independent school settings, and has also held roles in educational administration as the Director of Equity and Student Support, Assistant Director of Admissions, and Teaching and Learning Institute Coordinator. In her free time, Hillary enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering with her husband’s youth basketball program.

Cassandra Larson

Cassandra Larson is currently the K-12 School Counselor at Thompson Middle School in Murrieta, California.  Born and raised in Minneapolis, Cassandra earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Superior and a Master of xxx from University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Cassandra has over 15 years experience working in urban and suburban schools.  A consummate advocate for youth and with a commitment to equity, Cassandra for the dignity of all students and their families.   Her work with urban schools, particularly, has positioned her to be highly sensitive to the wide diversity that exists.  In addition to her educational experience, Cassandra has worked in the non-profit community and in the financial industry.  In her free time, Cassandra is a self-professed gym rat with a special fondness for boxing.  She is bi-lingual in Spanish and enjoys learning about cultures other than her own.  Beyond the gym and continuing to improve her Spanish, Cassandra loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Debra Rodgers

Debra Rodgers brings over 40 years experience with non-profit and faith-based organizations.  Born and raised in North Dakota, Debra graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  A move to Minneapolis followed by two events changed the trajectory of Debra’s life.  She met her husband, Charles, and became part of a bi-racial, bi-cultural family.  Her work with a local community development corporation led her to create a cooperative mercado with the growing Latino community in Minneapolis.  The mercado introduced Debra to the field of community organizing, focused on racial justice, root causes and systemic change. As an organizer, Debra continues to learn and share with others how to create a world that works for everyone.  Today, Debra lives in Southern California, volunteers with a local housing organization and spends her free time with her family and in her growing garden.

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