WITH, NOT FOR
Build With is a training, facilitation, and consulting practice led by Laurenellen McCann. We help organizations and collectives design and implement power-shifting community programs and evolve institutional cultures.
We are guided by the movement principle of “build with, not for”: the essential notion that those most impacted by systems that need changing must be the ones in charge of the arc of change. In other words: we believe the work of social change requires practicing what you preach, inside and out. Whether you’re seeking to realign internal team structures for meaningful accountability or to make major shifts in your organization’s practice of community partnership, we’re here to help ensure that your vision and action is rooted in real collaboration and accountability with those you seek to serve and organize.
We have experience working with a wide array of organizations in a variety of fields and contexts. Past clients have included theatre companies, universities, libraries, community networks, artist collaboratives, U.S. local governments, neighborhood associations, think tanks, unions, direct action teams, non-profits, and more.
Think we might be a good fit for you and your community? Learn more about our services and our approach below.