Love is a commitment to a decision to benefit others.
We were thrilled to work with Alfred Dewitt Ard. Their capabilities and perspective added incredible value to our project. We couldn’t have reached our project milestones without them. It was a pleasure to work with them and we look forward to working with them again.
Director of Operations, Hebru Brand Studios
Working with Alfred Dewitt Ard was nothing short of a dream. Shumeca was an incredibly strategic leader. We were looking for a visionary firm that would understand the cultural and artistic importance of our project and be able to build out and lead an effective team at the same time. Shumeca executed on both of those things at the highest level and was an absolute professional at every turn. We have since worked with Alfred Dewitt Ard on other endeavors and hope to continue to work with them in the future.
Director of Business Development, Madison Wells Media
Ard’s approach combines a frank honesty with compassion and encouragement. They create a [gracious] space for White leaders to expand their understanding of and confront their personal responsibilities around racism. From that base of understanding and humility, it is possible for them to become a meaningful supporter of racial justice and meaningful change.
SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTANCY
Love for people is the bedrock of enduring communities, enterprises, or systems.
WHO WE ARE
Alfred Dewitt Ard is a social impact consultancy that works with a cross-section of people and organizations to advance racial equity in communities, enterprises, and systems.
WHAT WE DO
We educate, coach, and consult with intellectual and emotional depth and cultural fluency.
We confront race and white supremacy on their own organizational development track in our approach.
We benchmark organizations' race-informed culture, strategies, and operations and create a strategic plan for improvement.
We offer one-on-one executive coaching in a gracious, structured, and trustworthy environment to provide race-informed support to executive leaders.
We deliver probing questions, inventories, and exercises to help leaders understand their own assumptions and perspectives about race, and to clarify their values and vision for themselves in race-based work.
The corporate journey of confronting race requires different entry points and ongoing pathways for White, Black, and Indigenous people, and people of color. So we take distinct approaches tailored to various social locations of clients’ staff.
We customize conversation series to help nonprofits, corporations, universities, startups, and government cultivate race-informed cultures, advance race-informed missions and strategies, and elevate issues of racial equity.