Pear Associates maintains a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through ideas that improve the lives of all people, elevate diverse perspectives, synthesize unique experiences, and amplify the voices of those served by our clients. When working with clients, we embrace and celebrate differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status, as such diversity deepens our work. Pear Associates utilizes outreach and engagement activities such as surveys and focus groups offered in native languages rather than translated materials or interpreted conversations. We advise clients to embed DEIB principles in their strategic plans, consider how grant funds can improve equity and reduce disparities, and install anti-racist policies. We strive to promote allyship and cultivate an anti-racist mindfulness practice with our clients and across our firm.
While our team has significant experience working with mission-driven organizations, we view our clients as the “experts.”