Innovative Organizations

We work with professionals and leaders within organizations who understand the moral and business case for moving equity work forward. The time to becoming a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organization is now. Let us help.


Empowered Individuals

As our society grows more diverse and as the disparities and tension between marginalized and dominant groups increases, people have an opportunity to come together to address racial inequities, break down barriers and move towards creating a world that works now and for the generations that follow. Become a change agent in your community.


A Culture of Change

You need tangible tools and action to advance equity in your personal and professional life. Collaborate with others in your field and community and let CEI guide you to creating essential tools and strategies to increasing your awareness and operationalizing equity.


We Believe in Possibility

At CEI we are fueled by the idea of a more inclusive world. When organizations and people are operating in a more equitable and inclusive manner – everyone wins.



Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) is a newly formed organization focused on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts both locally and nationally. It was born out of the increasing racial and economic disparities experienced in our communities, the perceived lack of a systemic approach to addressing these disparities, and a growing idea about a holistic solution.

Our mission is to advance equity and eliminate disparities through a holistic approach to transform personal and professional communities. Our approach is focused on raising consciousness and building tools that equip individuals, schools and organizations to build more inclusive environments. We do this by providing comprehensive programming, targeted consulting, and training- regionally and nationally- for those interested in working together to urgently advance equity and inclusion within their institutions and communities.

 Yesterday is gone, but we must hold on to it anyway.  Its meaning is the sense of our lives.  We must be careful not to fictionalize and romanticize our stories.  We must look at the beauty and the failures of our history with equal love and understanding.

                – Walter Mosley

What’s New



Now Enrolling for the July 2019 cohort!
Designed for individuals leading equity, diversity and inclusion efforts within their personal and professional environments. The CEI EQUITY FACILITATION INTENSIVE is an opportunity to foster personal growth and develop the facilitation skill-set needed to lead complex, and often challenging conversations, trainings or coaching sessions.
Components of this training include:
        • Over 50 hours of intensive facilitator training
        • Week long intensive in April and monthly follow-up sessions over ensuing 6 months
        • Small cohort structure to allow for a more personalized experience
      • Access to CEI lead facilitators and CEO, Hanif Fazal as coaches/mentors in the work and much more!
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Apply Today!

Individuals make a difference.  Disparities close collectively.

Now is the time.

Advance diversity, equity and inclusion within your organization through a transformative process with CEI.