Improve organizational success with diversity, equity & inclusion strategies designed for your workplace

Improve organizational success with diversity, equity & inclusion strategies designed for your workplace

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Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

With 60+ years of combined expertise leading system-wide action on diversity, equity and inclusion, the Cambio Group’s award-winning team works WITH you to create custom solutions that fit your budget, timeline and team.


After just a few days of working together you’ll have your customized roadmap to taking action on equity that will create long-term, sustainable outcomes.


We’re a team of educators with a passion for equity and justice. We believe education systems and corporations provide the best opportunity to affect real change – with the right tools and support we provide.

 

Our specialty is working within complex systems to create large-scale transformation that really is sustainable over the long-term.

We’ve partnered with numerous schools and organizations around the country who struggle with building systems and processes that are more equitable and inclusive.

 

Organizations that seemed stuck and unable to create the change they needed and wanted have seen change in as few as 3 or 4 site visits.

 

Our approach is successful because we plug into your existing systems and create a roadmap tailored to your unique needs.

Without overwhelming your staff – or your budgets.



Why schools must take action on equity


Equity…inclusion…empowerment

These are complex issues to navigate.

And yet these values support and nurture underserved and disenfranchised youth in our schools and communities.

It’s critical that we get it right.

Because when we remove barriers in education, we improve outcomes for all students, families, and educators.


And it’s why we’ve made it our life’s work.

Book your Free Equity

Consultation Now!


Simply fill out this form and you will

be directed to our online scheduler.



Why schools must take action on equity


Equity…inclusion…empowerment

These are complex issues to navigate.

And yet these values support and nurture underserved and disenfranchised youth in our schools and communities.

It’s critical that we get it right.

Because when we remove barriers in education, we improve outcomes for all students, families, and educators.


And it’s why we’ve made it our life’s work.


Book your Free Equity

Consultation Now!


Simply fill out this form and you will

be directed to our online scheduler.

You listened to our needs

“The Cambio Group brings a professional, knowledgeable group of people to work with our schools. They ask difficult questions and help our organization find ways to answer those questions while also listening to our unique needs. Dr. Gillmore and Dr. Shields are well equipped to meet the needs of our team within their process.”


  • Special Education Teacher, Special School District of St. Louis County


Our Services


Educational Equity Consulting


Working with districts and school sites to create district-wide equity for students and families - without overwhelming your teachers

Diversity & Inclusion Trainings


Consulting and supporting mid-sized for-profit and nonprofit organizations to integrate diversity & inclusion into your workplace culture in a way that boosts your bottom line

Organizational Leadership Retreats


Highly-effective leadership retreats for school districts and corporate leadership teams that strengthen your leadership's capacity to have clarity and purpose in your work, provide strategic and targeted tools and frameworks that support massive change, and improve organizational performance.


Conferences

& Speaking


Invite The Cambio Group to present a keynote or workshop at your conference.


Equity in Education

tailored to your school system

Providing proven strategies and support to create your school system’s road-map to equity



We provide strategies and tools for school systems and organizations undertaking action on equity and cultural proficiency.

We’ve helped dozens of schools and organizations create customized equity programs that are effective and sustainable.

With our unique approach, we guide groups through an effective process to create lasting change.

Each project is tailored to the district’s individual needs – without blowing budgets or overwhelming teachers.

The best part? Many organizations see the positive results they only imagined were possible – in as few as 3 or 4 site visits.

 

Want to see how your district can improve equitable

outcomes in as little as 3 site visits?



Solutions tailored to OUR needs


“This is not your typical equity work. The Cambio Group didn't come in with a pre-packaged program. They really worked with us to identify what our needs were and then tailored services around that.”


Dr. Anne Kalisek, Executive Director of Student Support Services

Palm Springs Unified School District

The Cambio Approach

We want you to know this: our team doesn’t come into your schools and force another program on you.

Instead, we get to know you, your stakeholders and your diverse needs.

We build equity and cultural proficiency into your existing processes and systems. For example, we can plug into your curriculum frameworks, or align equity work to your ongoing social-emotional learning activities.

Why?

 

Because one-size-fits-all programs seldom see long-term success or buy-in from your staff.

 

By aligning with your existing processes and then capturing what equity best practices look like in your classrooms, equity work becomes attainable – and sustainable.


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Take time to meet with leaders and stakeholders, complete equity strengths assessments and equity learning walks, and understand your unique challenges and needs

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Create your customized and collaborative equity roadmap with evidence-based best practices  


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Build capacity across multiple levels through equity teaching team development, whole staff PD, 1:1 leadership coaching, off-site leadership retreats, and district-wide summits


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Apply, capture, and share best practices of educational equity in action at the level of classroom climate and instruction


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Build sustainability through ongoing coaching and iterative feedback on culturally responsive pedagogy and equity leadership practices


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Evaluate effectiveness of project implementation, document growth metrics, and celebrate successes.


Future-proof your roadmap with a simple system to continually evaluate, adjust and build capacity, while also scaling equity work school and district-wide

The Cambio Approach

We want you to know this: our team doesn’t come into your schools and force another program on you.

Instead, we get to know you, your stakeholders and your diverse needs.

We build equity and cultural proficiency into your existing processes and systems. For example, we can plug into your curriculum frameworks, or align equity work to your ongoing social-emotional learning activities.

Why?

 

Because one-size-fits-all programs seldom see long-term success or buy-in from your staff.

 

By aligning with your existing processes and then capturing what equity best practices look like in your classrooms, equity work becomes attainable – and sustainable.


Take time to meet with leaders and stakeholders, complete equity strengths assessments and equity learning walks, and understand your unique challenges and needs

Create your customized and collaborative equity roadmap with evidence-based best practices  


Build capacity across multiple levels through equity teaching team development, whole staff PD, 1:1 leadership coaching, off-site leadership retreats, and district-wide summits


Apply, capture, and share best practices of educational equity in action at the level of classroom climate and instruction


Build sustainability through ongoing coaching and iterative feedback on culturally responsive pedagogy and equity leadership practices


Evaluate effectiveness of project implementation, document growth metrics, and celebrate successes.


Future-proof your roadmap with a simple system to continually evaluate, adjust and build capacity, while also scaling equity work school and district-wide

How can diversity, inclusion and equity programs

help your organization?


Corporations

  • Positive, more productive workplace
  • Higher employee retention rates
  • Better collective decision making
  • Access to more diverse markets
  • Greater social license

School Districts

  • Greater teacher leadership capacity
  • More welcoming school climate
  • fewer discipline referrals
  • Reduced barriers to learning
  • Improved family engagement

What will equity look like in your school district?

BEFORE

✦ You’re not reaching all your students

✦ Your hardworking and dedicated teachers are getting burnt out

✦ You’ve invested in a lot of programs that failed to create the change you need

✦Your data shows achievement gaps between socio-economic and ethnic groups

✦ Families are frustrated

✦ Teachers are frustrated

✦ Students are disconnected


AFTER

✦ Your leadership, teachers and community are invested in the customized roadmap they created

✦ Teachers are empowered and leading the charge for equity in classrooms

✦ Teachers feel fully supported with the new tools and training they receive

✦ All stakeholders have a common understanding of what equity looks like at the level of classroom climate and instruction

✦ Your district scores show improvements across all demographic groups

✦ Families are connected and engaged

✦ Disenfranchised students are connecting, participating and feeling hopeful about education… and their lives

Let's Create your customized roadmap to equity

Who's behind The Cambio Group?

Read on to get to know us. Reach out and say hi - we'd love to meet you.


Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields

President/CEO



LaMarr is the Director of Education & Innovation of the Cambio Group.

He’s an educator, author and thought leader whose  mission is inspiring others to pursue a higher, more meaningful purpose and achieve sustainable value for long-term success.


He has extensive experience as a professor and scholar-practitioner in the field of racial, ethnic, and academic identity among Black and Latino male youth.


His experience fostering interconnectivity and deep engagement among educators, policymakers, parents, and other change agents, qualify him as a leader in this field. He’s also a member of the National Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement.


He brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm to this work

Who's behind The Cambio Group?

Read on to get to know us. Reach out and say hi - we'd love to meet you.


Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields

Director of Education & Innovation


LaMarr is the Director of Education & Innovation of the Cambio Group. He’s an educator, author and thought leader whose  mission is inspiring others to pursue a higher, more meaningful purpose and achieve sustainable value for long-term success.


He has extensive experience as a professor and scholar-practitioner in the field of racial, ethnic, and academic identity among Black and Latino male youth.


His experience fostering interconnectivity and deep engagement among educators, policymakers, parents, and other change agents, qualify him as a leader in this field. He’s also a member of the National Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement.


He brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm to this work

Dr. Marina V. Gillmore

Chief Academic Officer


Marina is The Cambio Group’s Chief Academic Officer. As an educator, author, and systems-changer, she’s built her career working with youth, and teaching, researching and writing about equity, access and social justice.


Marina’s equity and literacy consulting work has taken her throughout the country, with a particular focus on serving culturally and linguistically diverse school communities in both urban and rural areas.


Marina holds a doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice and has conducted award-winning research on both the experiences of under served youth in urban environments and how teachers’ beliefs and life experiences impact classroom practice.  


As a social entrepreneur, Marina is also the CEO and President of Full Circle Press, an independent publishing house dedicated to telling the stories of educators and change-makers. She also weaves storytelling into her engaging trainings and workshops.

Dr. Marina V. Gillmore

Chief Academic Officer


Marina is The Cambio Group’s Chief Academic Officer. As an educator, author, and systems-changer, she’s built her career working with youth, and teaching, researching and writing about equity, access and social justice.


Marina’s equity and literacy consulting work has taken her throughout the country, with a particular focus on serving culturally and linguistically diverse school communities in both urban and rural areas.


Marina holds a doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice and has conducted award-winning research on both the experiences of under served youth in urban environments and how teachers’ beliefs and life experiences impact classroom practice.  


As a social entrepreneur, Marina is also the CEO and President of Full Circle Press, an independent publishing house dedicated to telling the stories of educators and change-makers. She also weaves storytelling into her engaging trainings and workshops.

Bettye Blaize

Chief Executive Assistant/President & CEO Support



Bettye is the Chief Executive Assistant for the Cambio Group. With a long career in hotel management, she brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and hospitality to everything she does. In addition to providing strategic organizational support to all levels of the Cambio Group, she also serves as the assistant to Dr. LaMarr Shields. For information on booking Dr. Shields for keynote presentations, conferences, and site-based workshops, please contact Ms. Blaize directly at [email protected]

Bettye Blaize

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO



Bettye is the Chief Executive Assistant for the Cambio Group. With a long career in hotel management, she brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and hospitality to everything she does. In addition to providing strategic organizational support to all levels of the Cambio Group, she also serves as the assistant to Dr. LaMarr Shields. For information on booking Dr. Shields for keynote presentations, conferences, and site-based workshops, please contact Ms. Blaize directly at [email protected]

Sibyl Perez, MBA

Program Manager/Chief Academic Officer Support



Sibyl is the Cambio Group's program manager. With a background in both for-profit and non-profit management, Sibyl oversees many of the daily organizational operations of the Cambio Group. She also works directly with all school and district leadership to design and implement site-based work. Additionally, Sibyl also provides all support for Dr. Marina Gillmore. For information on booking Dr. Gillmore for conference presentations and site-based workshops, please contact Ms. Perez directly at [email protected]

Sibyl Perez

Program Manager/Chief Academic Officer Support



Sibyl is the Cambio Group's program manager. With a background in both for-profit and non-profit management, Sibyl oversees many of the daily organizational operations of the Cambio Group. She also works directly with all school and district leadership to design and implement site-based work. Additionally, Sibyl also provides all support for Dr. Marina Gillmore. For information on booking Dr. Gillmore for conference presentations and site-based workshops, please contact Ms. Perez directly at [email protected]

So what’s next?


If you’re ready to create action on equity, diversity and inclusion at your workplace, we’re ready to partner with you. Please contact us - we’d love to hear about your needs and challenges and create your customized plan.


The Cambio Group, LLC

2833 Smith Ave, Suite #316

Baltimore, MD 21209


The Cambio Group, LLC ©2019. All rights reserved

So what’s next?


If you’re ready to create action on equity, diversity and inclusion at your workplace, we’re ready to partner with you. Please contact us - we’d love to hear about your needs and challenges and create your customized plan.

The Cambio Group, LLC

2833 Smith Ave, Suite #316

Baltimore, MD 21209


The Cambio Group, LLC ©2019. All rights reserved