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Build a community strengthened by differences, connected by trust.

We partner with communities and organizations around the globe, equipping them to navigate the values, beliefs, and identities that are essential to them.

  • It is really different than it was before. The Essential Partners process has given me the power to be heard and be seen. It’s unreal.

    James Rucker, Faculty Member
    Randolph College (VA)
  • Dialogue challenged us to think more deeply about the class topics. Talking about our own thoughts and experiences in relation to the topic also challenged us to think about our own views and articulate them more clearly.

    Undergraduate Student
    Gordon College, Massachusetts
  • What surprised me was how much you could transform a relationship during a three-hour conversation.

    Nicki Glasser, Policy Coordinator
    Transformation Center, Massachusetts

Community and Conversation After the 2020 Election

There is a lot of work to be done—on a personal level, in our trusted circles, and in our larger networks—before our communities are healthy enough to come together again for dialogue about the 2020 election. To help you repair the fabric of your community, EP will offer a series of free resources to move from partisan polariztion to deep conversations.

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EP in the News: How we heal after a contentious election

If we’ve divided ourselves in half, which statistically we sort of have, and tomorrow we stay in these camps, as a country, we’re only half of ourselves, and we are missing the richness of each other, of our regional diversity, our religious diversity, our ethnic diversity,” says EP co-Executive Director John Sarrouf.

Recent Partners

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Logo: The Colossian Forum, Michigan
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The Poynter Instittue
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Chatham Financial Services
American Library Association
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
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Lahey Behavioral Health Services
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