About DEEP

The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) is a professional development and strategy organization that is focused on the intentional, developmental, and complex work that is associated with changing mindsets around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism.

DEEP aims to bridge stronger connections to humanity and embrace challenges of inequity with love and care, while offering key insights and strategic interventions that sustain diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity over time.

DEEP's Guiding Principles:

  • 1. Equity is a process NOT a product.
  • 2. Impact is measured by shifts in mindset and behavior.
  • 3. Systemic disruption requires large, observable change.
  • 4. Equity work is generational.
  • 5. The single-most important starting place is self.
  • 6. Equity requires strategic technical & adaptive solutions.
  • 7. Disruption with love & grace.
  • 8. Real, meaningful change in communities comes from the inside out.
  • 9. We live in a constant state of racial smog.

Our Theory of Change

"These past two days literally changed my life and although the time will be challenging to make in the whirlwind and challenges of running my site, time is agency and there is nothing more important."

Jennie Johnson
Executive Director, City Year Providence