About 228 Accelerator


228 Accelerator fuels the scaling of radical and transformative ideas in schools, organizations, and communities.

228 Accelerator fuels the scaling of radical and transformative ideas in schools, organizations, and communities.

228 Accelerator fuels the scaling of radical and transformative ideas in schools. Using our signature equityXdesign process, we start at the root of our problems: our relationships. When transformed, these relationships — whether between students and teachers, between students and their learning, or the complex relationships between adults — can accelerate the reconciliation and repair needed close gaps and reconcile disparities. 

Over the past decade, school designers, education reformers, thought leaders, and philanthropists have invested significant time, effort, and financial capital in creating transformative educational experiences for underserved communities. But these problems still persist — not because of a lack of knowledge or effort, but because what underpins our beliefs about one another is stained by years of segregation and fear. These beliefs shape how we work together, how we design, and how we build the social architecture of our schools and organizations.

We need a new conceptual system and belief framework to undergird the design of the next generation of equitable schools and organizations. 228 Accelerator’s mission is to empower a new generation of school designers to then build a new generation of schools that put equity at the center of their work. We give them the time, network, and experiences to design radically new and better ways of working together, learning together, and living together.

Our Theory of Action