Building Places for Community by the Community

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MultiCultural Collaborative (MCC) brings together a unique multicultural and interdisciplinary team of planning and business professionals. Our distinct MCC approaches help build capacity in institutions and empower communities of color by having a voice in policy and decision-making. We strengthen emerging markets and local economies by helping develop leadership, governance, and self-advocacy.

Our Expertise

From land use to community concept and master planning, urban design, public involvement, community / economic development, cross-cultural communication, housing, transportation, and solid waste and recycling, our cornerstones are:

Community-based participatory engagement  •  Public policy development  •  Focus group facilitation and survey analysis  •  Neighborhood stabilization strategies  •  Organizational change management and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)  •  Culturally responsive approach to infrastructure investment planning

Our Values



Everyone has access to opportunities necessary to satisfy their essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential.



Working with communities of color, community based organizations, public and private sector partners to transform and dismantle inequity in systems and institutions.



We value building trust and authentic relationships. By giving voice to people’s unique experiences and perspectives, we help create capacity and leadership in communities of color and governments to bring about system and institutional change for the future.


“There must exist a paradigm, a practical model of social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures.”

- bell hooks  


MCC Approach

MCC has over 60 years combined experience working with communities of color to develop strategies for leadership, empowerment, and engagement with government agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations. We have deep content expertise, along with a large network of social justice, elected, academic, business, and non-profit leaders.

As entrepreneurs, we are committed to our vision and values and have crafted successful models of community empowerment, organizational capacity building, and economic opportunity. MCC has received national recognition for our work, and continue to develop innovative approaches to tying community engagement to public policy changes, community development, diversity and equity.


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