We Create Forward by…

Making racial equity organizational practice

Facilitation, Trainings + Curriculum Development

We design and facilitate strategy sessions, retreats, and professional development trainings for organizations and networks. We can take your new and existing content and develop it into workshops, toolkits, and webinars. 

Learn how we trained ArtsPool to use a racial equity lens to evaluate their policies and practices. Read

Supporting the movements leading change

Convening Design + Management

We design and execute conferences, institutes, panel discussions, and think tanks that optimize audience participation and dialogue.

Learn how we managed the growth of JustleadershipUSA’s leadership development institute. Read

Photo Credit: Inspired Storytellers

Photo Credit: Inspired Storytellers

Community Engagement Strategy

We design visioning sessions, creative outreach strategies, and interactive public events that engage communities, amplify marginalized voices, and builds collective capacity to increase social equity. 

Learn about the participatory grant-making program we developed for the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Read

Photo Credit: Media Sutra

Photo Credit: Media Sutra

Learn how we partnered with Public Square Media to engage audiences after screenings of Rikers: An American Jail. Read


Piper...is just really a master at facilitating difficult conversations. She’s so patient and such a great listener, but then also can lead the group... She’s very sensitive to making sure that people are being heard when they need to be heard.
— Sarah Maxfield, ArtsPool Team Leader
I thought that Create Forward did a fantastic job. That Create Forward’s team is always responsive, and has invaluable insight, and delivered a very high quality program that opens parts of minds.
— Colby Kelly, VP of Social Impact at Public Square Media
Piper’s session, created the space for us to enter into a productive dialogue about these topics and create a shared language / point of reference for understanding the perspectives of students and staff members. As a department, we moved from silence to collective acknowledgement of recent events, and instances of systemic racial injustice.
— Tera Nakata, NYU Residence Hall Director & Diversity Programs Coordinator
Piper is thoughtful, innovative and a consummate professional. Having partnered with her on numerous projects, I admire her commitment to social justice and her ability to design programs and practices that inspire social change.
— Marcella Runell Hall, Dean of Students, Mount Holyoke College
Piper Anderson is an excellent facilitator and educator. For 651 ARTS, she co-led a successful inquiry-based program designed to creatively engage new audiences. She was thoughtful, prepared, flexible and strategic in her approach. As a pilot program, her innovativeness , creativity, skills and resources laid the foundation for a process that we will incorporate in future programs.
— Shay Wafer, Executive Director of 651 Arts

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