Make Communities helps develop accessible, equitable and empowered places, organizations and networks that are equipped with the tools they need to realize their visions.
Make Communities is a mission driven consulting firm with a vision for accessible, equitable and empowered communities.
We believe that quality of life and quality of place are crucial components of revitalization. People focused and place based opportunities must be open to all people in order for a community to truly thrive.
We believe the steps to creating a thriving neighborhood, organization, city or network are not one-size fits all. No one knows what a community needs to succeed better than the people who live it everyday.
We believe in the power of communities to come together to solve their most pressing and difficult challenges. Whether working within existing systems, working around them or changing them to meet their needs, the creativity and resilience of communities should never be underestimated or understated.
Make Communities works with non-profits, coalitions, foundations and governments to create actionable strategies that lead to tangible change.
Make Communities helps equip our partners with the tools they need for equitable community, organizational and regional development.
Whether at the individual, policy, planning, project or programmatic level, our systems lens and hands-on experience guides our outcome oriented approach.
It takes many voices, perspectives, relationships and efforts to build true community centered initiatives. Our partners and community of collaborators are ready to help your team organize the ideas, resources and energy to reach your goals.
Anthony Armstrong provides planning, facilitation, engagement, coaching, strategy advising and technical assistance for equitable development, organizational change and community revitalization policy, projects and programs. Read Anthony’s bio here.
Justin Booth is an expert in creating livable streets and vibrant communities. He has helped communities across New York and beyond examine, critique and plan for transportation networks that increase well being and access for all users. Read Justin’s bio here.