228 Accelerator is an equity accelerator that trains teachers, school leaders, and education leaders to design schools for equity.
228 Accelerator trains designers for equity at all levels within schools and communities to take the lead in redesigning relationships in our society. We create the capacity and conditions for their work to be successful, and we catalyze permanent change among people and communities.
228 Accelerator’s mission is to empower a new generation of school designers to build a new generation of schools that redesign relationships for equity. We give them the time, networks, and experiences to design radically new and better ways of learning together, working together, and — ultimately — living together.
“Somebody has to stand when other people are sitting. Somebody has to speak when other people are quiet.”
Systems of Inequity Have Been Designed by People, and They Can Be Redesigned
“When I think about co-creation, I think about what it is like to design with people rather than for them, from the inception of understanding the problem to the process that you use to solve it. In the traditional design thinking or innovation frame, there might be a designer and a user. In true co-creation, you’re just two designers of equal status with different levels of expertise that you access when needed. That’s different than the way we currently approach a lot of innovation work.”