Our Vision


Empowering communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to tell their own stories. Strengthening cultural and historical institutions so that they are able to reflect the diversity of our communities in the past and present in the narratives they tell.


  • Democratic – we create non-hierarchical, open spaces. We make our processes and outcomes as transparent as possible.
  • Diverse – we welcome the contributions of all people.
  • Collaborative – we believe that working together strengthens us and allows us to accomplish more.
  • Inclusive – if diversity is welcoming everyone, inclusivity is making sure everyone has a seat at the table. We acknowledge that power works to marginalize people due to their race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, etc. We strive to create a space that amplifies and centers voices that often go unheard.