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Creative Solutions
for Equitable & Just
Community

Creative Equity Research Partners is founded and run by women of color in the SF Bay Area, who are strongly committed to arts and cultural practice as tools that fuel and support equitable and just community change.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Creative Solutions for Community Change

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Creative Equity Research Partners (CERP) 
is founded and run by women of color who are personally and professionally engaged in art and culture policy work. In our work we prioritize issues of equity, in terms of representation and participation, and we are strongly committed to arts and cultural practice as tools that fuel and support equitable and just community change.

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CERP is an organization with embedded and intentional practices and processes in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission is to disrupt the systemic inequities and develop effective strategies for organizations working to improve access, participation, and outcomes for their stakeholders.

OUR APPROACH

How We Work Together

Creative Equity Research Partners research methods are multidisciplinary – utilizing econometrics, quantitative, and qualitative methods to build powerful analytical tools and conduct thorough evaluations of complex organizations and programs, clarify program inputs and outcomes, and identify efficient and effective program improvements. 

Our analytical skill and innovative approach to complex issues help our clients to take effective action to fulfill their mission and serving their stakeholders.

With a social justice framework at our core, our small but mighty team 
supports our clients with these services. 

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EQUITY AUDIT

POLICY ANALYSIS

EQUITY ACTION PLAN

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 STRATEGIC COACHING

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

BENCHMARK

FIELD STUDY

EVALUATION

OUR CLIENTS

"CERP has been an incredible resource for our organization. They provide expert knowledge in racial equity, organizational systems and evaluation, are skilled in facilitating complex conversations, and helped us identify and work through issues we were unable to resolve on our own. Dr. Dao-Shah is our primary contact and her willingness and ability to respond to needs as they evolve makes her stand out from other consultants. Her approach of eliminating unnecessary busywork has helped us use our time and resources where they matter most. She is a pleasure to work with and I appreciate the perspective and experiences that she brings."

Jessica Gudmunson

National Farm to School Network

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OUR TEAM & CONSULTANTS

Meet Our Team

With a social justice framework at our core, our team 
supports our clients  with
a variety of services.

Founder & Principal Researcher

Anh Thang Dao-Shah, PH.D.

Dr. Dao-Shah has 10 years of experience in research, teaching, and consulting in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging with a special focus on the cultural and healthcare sector.

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Partner Consultant

Sandra Panopio

Sandra Panopio is an experienced community development and racial equity practitioner. She specializes in community engagement and culturally competent facilitation that is multilingual and people-centered.

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Founder & Principal Analyst

Kate Faust, MPP

Kate Faust wants to live in a world where everyone can afford to live in beautiful cities, neighbors plan block parties at least once a year, and she gets to walk to work.

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Partner Consultant

MyToan Nguyen-Akbar, Ph.D.

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar is a community builder, collaborative researcher and DEI strategist with a desire to uplift communities furthest from justice. She has over ten years of experience in arts evaluation and urban planning.

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Partner Consultant

Asif Majid, PH.D

Asif Majid is a scholar-artist-educator who works at the intersection of racialized sociopolitics, media, marginality, new performance, particularly through devised and community-based theater...

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