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Community engagement is the secret sauce for knowing how to make the greatest impact within your limited resources. To date, our work uplifting community voice into the strategic decisions of school districts, government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations has guided over thirty million dollars into social programs that positively impact the lives of underrepresented families. Through our human-centered approach, we help you gain valuable insights, build trust, and drive outcomes.

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We are committed to removing barriers and creating inclusive environments where everyone's voice can be heard, especially the most systemically marginalized.



We believe in honoring the time and talents of community by ensuring their insights are lifted up into strategic decisions.



We leave projects with recommendations for ongoing, continuous engagement embedded in organizational culture.

Community Engagement

How Can We Partner?

Community Needs Assessment

Discover insights to shape your organization’s future possibilities. Gather information about the strengths, challenges, and resources of a community in order to inform opportunities. Together, we'll formulate a clear roadmap for addressing needs and leveraging resources to drive positive change.

Impact Assessment & Measurements

Maximize your programs while minimizing waste. We’ll help you evaluate ongoing programs comprehensively to gauge their efficiency and ensure optimal resource allocation towards high-impact endeavors.

Stakeholders Interviews, Surveys, and Focus Groups

Engage stakeholders to empower your insights. We’ll partner to create tailored community engagement strategies for your organization’s success, prioritizing diverse perspectives to enhance programs and decisions.

Case Studies

The City of Dallas now has more than 200 community-informed goals established to minimize racial equity for its residents.

Paving the Way for Racial Equity and Inclusion in Dallas

Public schools across the state of Texas can now analyze their academic data alongside community input to create best-fit schools for thousands of students and families.

Improving Student Outcomes Across Texas

“CoSpero has done an excellent job with community engagement, and this is the model for how community engagement should be done.”
I’ve hosted probably four of these [community] meetings…I want to say CoSpero has done an excellent job with community engagement and this is the model for how community engagement should be done, whether in future projects they are selected as a vendor, or whether they apply or not, we should take this model and this should be the expectation for community engagement in the city.
City of Dallas

Casey Thomas II

Dallas City Council Member (Former)

City of Dallas

"The work CoSpero did was able to lift up both the pain points and bright spots of giving birth, and use solutions designed by mothers themselves to make impact."
Our experience with CoSpero helped to highlight the maternal health disparities happening in our community by showcasing the stories of women and families themselves.
Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL)

Kate McCollum

Senior Director

Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL)

“During the launch of a new project they were integral in helping me find a clear vision for said project.”
I had a great experience with the CoSpero team. Very easy team to work with, extremely professional, but also friendly and down to earth. I am so grateful that I got to partner with such an awesome organization.
United Way Quad Cities

Kayla Babers

African American Leadership Society Manager (former)

United Way Quad Cities

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Our Resources

resources backgroundCommunity Innovation Framework

Design sustainable human-centered solutions

resources backgroundA Guide to Community-Informed Annual School Planning

Refine your school plans by intentionally engaging families

Additional Questions

We know it's a big investment to work with a consulting firm. We want you to have all the information you need to feel great about your decision.

Why is program evaluation essential for our organization's success?

Program evaluation helps you understand the effectiveness of your initiatives, identify areas for improvement, and make data-informed decisions to maximize impact.

How do you ensure equitable and dignified engagement?

We want to reach the voices you haven't heard before so we work hard to offer a variety of engagement options, provide transportation, childcare, and translation support, host events at trusted community locations and/or virtually, and offer incentives or stipends for community members' time.

Can you help us measure the social impact of our projects?

Absolutely! We specialize in designing impact measurement frameworks that assess both short-term outcomes and long-term transformative change.

How does community engagement benefit our programs?

Community engagement ensures that your programs align with the needs and preferences of your target audience, leading to more relevant and sustainable solutions.

How long does a typical consulting engagement with CoSpero Consulting last?

The duration of each engagement varies depending on the scope and complexity of the project. We tailor our services to meet your organization's specific needs and timelines.

How do we know if our organization needs to work with a consulting firm like CoSpero Consulting?

If your organization is facing complex social challenges, seeking to maximize impact with limited resources, and could benefit from community-driven insights and expert guidance, engaging a consulting firm can be highly valuable.

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