We create credible processes for understanding the impact of your work.

Knowledge building does more than inform decisions, it maximizes the impact of strategy decisions.

We support organizations and networks in establishing knowledge-generating systems centered in greater equity.

Knowledge is all about making shared meaning that helps ensure your activities promote equity.

We engage with organizations and networks to build the knowledge that energizes equitable change.

Knowledge Development connects both reflection and action to build structures for greater equity.

We connect policy and practice learning to values and shared visions for an emerging and more equitable future.

Knowledge development is a powerful new field based in both past wisdom and exciting new vision.

Embrace the opportunity to further your impact!
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KD2Change offers social science services that support equity strategies and collective action.
We partner with community-serving organizations and nonprofit intermediaries,
cross-sector collaboratives, networks, movement builders and change initiatives.
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No project is too big or too small. We assemble our team to meet your goals.
We tailor our scope to meet the size and complexity of your approach and budget.

KD2 Red bucket

Explore Your Knowledge Opportunities

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KD2 Green bucket

Develop Knowledge Systems and Practices

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KD2 Blue bucket

Build Engaged Inquiry Teams

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KD2 Yellow bucket

Co-design Research and Demonstration Partnerships

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URBAN CONNECTicut aspires to create a community of scholars and change-makers who engage and explore big questions now emerging in urban society. We co-construct this work to amplify civic possibility and bring together residents to activate civic influence.

An enduring regional effort is our Civic Design and Public Work, a partnership among the URBAN CONNECTicut Node of the national URBAN Research Network, Knowledge Designs to Change and the Center for Montessori Studies at the University of Hartford.

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Exciting New Course!

For engaged scholars, funders, network & movement builders, and community-serving organizations.

Changemakers are often overwhelmed, disappointed, or even frustrated with traditional forms of assessment, evaluation, and social research.

We can create a better way!

This course will support you, your organization, members or grantees in embodying a new way of being through knowledge development practice.  Explore how you can strengthen strategic decisions that enhance equity and promote a greater sense of ease in navigating the complexities of change efforts.

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Co-creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations/ Organizing: Putting Equity, Justice & Heartwork at the Center of Whole-Systems Change

 

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One aspect of our shared power lies in asking questions and together developing processes that illuminate our lived experiences.  This research marks important advances in co-creating inquiry methodology with change agents who are working in and through equity initiatives.