July 15, 2020
Over the course of this year (2020), members of the Educopia staff will be contributing blog posts to the “Making Community Spaces Safer” series. Each post will explore one of our organizational values and describe our efforts to live into that value, including our successes, our failures, and the hard-won lessons that occur in between. We will announce new posts on the Educopia website and on Twitter.
At Educopia, we believe that communities should be member-owned and controlled, with the power to make their own strategic, operational, and financial decisions. Across our entire portfolio of work—from a grant cohort to an Educopia-hosted community—we empower our members and partners to take collective action to solve system-wide problems.
Our facilitation and assessment techniques intentionally center the needs of community members. We strive to create spaces—both physical and virtual—that encourage members to drive the conversation and set the agenda, while simultaneously connecting them with resources, tools, and external groups that help amplify and increase their impact.