Our Meta Narratives: 

Three major trends and disruptors will shape the 21st century. By 2030, roughly two-thirds of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas. Within the next 10-12 years 47% of jobs and workforce tasks are projected to be automated- projected to displace 30 percent of the American workforce.  
Vulnerable populations, especially racial and ethnic minorities, will be disproportionately burdened by the global disruptions (climate change and automation)-exacerbating social inequalities and compounding the barriers to a decent standard of living.


our meta narratives:

The median household wealth for Black and Latino families is projected to drop to albeit zero. By approximately 2050, the median household wealth for Black and Latino families is projected to drop to albeit zero-the population will also account for more than 50 percent of the nation's citizenry.  Essentially, half of the population will encounter significant structural barriers that ultimately prevent them from fully participating in both the economy and democracy.


our meta narratives

Not only is this profoundly unjust it is dangerous for the stabilization of democracy and local economies. It is imperative that cross-sector consortia, local government as well as private entities, optimize the current  window of opportunity to stabilize democracy and our economy by building the equitable resilience capacity of citizenry.


We Solve Problems of Practice (PoP)

Problem of practice #1

Governance, institutional and community stakeholders are well intentioned. However, barriers exist and persist (e.g. organizational norms, insufficient time, staffing shortage, revolving agenda setting preference based on executive term etc.) which impede critical cross-sector partnership capable of effectively and efficiently remediating social, public and economic challenges.  Subsequently, the plans (strategic or implementation) are void of holistic or integrated solutions, so too are the impact metrics.

Problem of practice #2

Governance and institutional stakeholders encounter challenges to authentic community engagement as a result of historical inequities and harm. The absence of trust, relationship equity and engagement expertise impedes authentic community engagement and participation. Therefore, community informed and co-designed solution building is difficult to achieve for non-community trusted stakeholders. We start by listening and partnering.

Problem of practice #3

Governance and institutional stakeholders’ focus is rightfully dominated by the urgent and present need of clients’ in order to avert additional harm.  Such pressing needs compete and sometimes dominate resources, often impacting the ability to develop a sustainable proactive forecasted plan.

our services


Governance Capacity Building

Through our copyrighted framework, we support decision makers to leverage their positionality in order to transform their ecosystem.

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Organizational Design + Transformation

We support organizations materialize their highest outcomes by assessing the gap between the current and desired state.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

An equitable society is the ONLY form of a humane society and authentically embodies the true essence of democracy.

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Dimensions of our work

Our approach is guided by our commitment to authentic community engagement, cross-sector collaboration and multidimensional solutions impacting communities quality of life and economies' vitality. Thus, our methods are informed by the fundamental principles of community based participatory research (CBPR). We believe the clients (i.e. governance & institutional stakeholders) combined with the invaluable knowledge of community yield the untapped capacity to steward outcomes in the direction of their  “True North”.

People & Place

Through our copyrighted Our designs are informed and driven by the population we strive to support. We fundamentally believe all people possess the innate ability to competently steward their journey on a self-charted path of good health, well-being and prosperity when provided access to viable human development pathways. Scholars and research has demonstrated the impact of place upon economic opportunity and other social determinants of health.  Thus, we support stakeholders (our client) design, modify, implement and evaluate a spatial service module approach in order to ensure indiscriminate access to supports and resources.

placemaking & community

The safest and ranked "best places to live" consist of features, assets and resources which cultivate sense of "belonging" for residents and nurture the community as a whole. People are reared in environments which either cultivates safety or activates a "fight or flight" response. Safety is an essential need. If a community is deficient in fulfilling its residents' needs it will function instead to impede healthy human development and even inflict harm caused by trauma. As a result, we support stakeholders (our client)  by co-designing built environment designs informed by Maslow's hierarchy of needs-capitalizing upon local community’s assets, inspiration and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.

Economy, Enterprise & Entrepreneurs

Access to a decent standard of living requires a healthy economy. A jurisdiction’s GDP will be largely impacted by the composition of its industry/employment sectors. Accordingly, economies must evolve and adapt if they are to survive global shocks (e.g. expiration of positions caused by automation, demand for STEM related positions etc.). Consequently, career and success pathways must be created, retained and maintained so that families are able to earn a livable wage. As a result, we support our clients in developing an economic and enterprise strategic plan to which will exhibit resilience to climate change and automation. We specialize in developing community economies which complement vs. compete with the central business district in order to fortify a jurisdiction's stabilization plan.


We strive to institutionalize the development of sustainable ecosystems which are stabilized by stakeholder ecologically responsible stewardship and regenerative landscape maintenance practices. Our recommendations are thoughtful and research-based to ensure a meaningful connection between people and nature. Therefore, we search the globe to inform our plans that are responsive to existing and emerging needs and challenges. We account for the needs of people, communities and evaluate, geographical capacity and resources as well as locational threats in order to devise plans.

Our Creative Crew

We are a team of lived experience, purpose driven, and cross disciplinary experts. Our team consists of researchers and experts from a variety of fields: clinical psychology, human development, law, urban planning, economic development and engineering.

Who we are


AG exists to optimize the current window of opportunity by solving stakeholders’ problems of practices as they strive to institute citizenry capacity building pathways, build healthy communities, and construct inclusive economies.
By building the capacity of entities and systems to improve their service model, governance behavior + optimize collaboration, the most marginalized groups and communities will be equipped with the necessary skills to equitably withstand global shocks
Our organizational design, strategic planning & implementation, and cross sector partnerships function to institutionalize sustainable and inclusive governance.

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We build a plan for future reality and emerging technological possibilities. Our climate, biodiversity and people conservation design fosters inclusive and people connected economies.

From our clients

Many of our new clients are introduced to us via existing clients. We believe this reflects the quality and integrity of our work products and team.

Tafona Ervin, Executive Director
The team at Azimu Group (AG) is one of the most inclusionary teams I've ever contracted with. This team did a thorough job at researching historical and relevant scholarship in the field that indisputably substantiated the clear reason why this work was so important. I'd recommend AG to any for-profit or nonprofit organization!
Keisha Scarlett, Chief Academic Officer
I had the pleasure of working with AG in the wake of national outcry against police brutality. Our courageous community rightfully demanded the transformation of one of the most critical institutions which shapes citizens' mind- education.AG builds an incomparable pathway forward and centers "community" decency every step of the journey.
Danielle Winslow, former Asst. Director
AG supported our strategic deployment of volunteers for the annual count, developed relationships with communities that are difficult to reach due to historical inequities and supported our report findings by connecting us to service providers who possess segmented insight. Thus, allowing us to devise culturally responsive plans for those who are most likely to be homeless and least likely to have access to services and resources.
Liz Wolff
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we sought to ensure the recovery plan acknowledged deep inequities in housing quality and building violations. The population we serve consist of those are survivors of Hurricane Katrina but also people who have historically struggled to secure housing void of code violations. Our goal was to make sure that Houston's recovery plan built the city back to be better than before and simply make our communities whole.

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