There is a place in our society for every individual to build a life in which they feel valued, respected and heard. Activists, academics, public officials, community organizers, corporate leaders and many others have a role to play in making this vision a reality. We’re not there yet, but we see the path toward this ideal forming and, more importantly, APCO has aggressively stepped forward to orient ourselves and our industry to progress.
As a global advisory and advocacy communications consultancy founded in the nation’s capital, sitting on the sidelines of this essential work is not an option. Our role in advising some of the world’s most trailblazing companies and our access to change-makers underpins our purpose in advancing racial equity: center the organizations and individuals who can spark a real societal shift in the most consequential discussions about solutions to end structural racism.
Systemic racism runs deep in American society. The solutions—yet undefined—will not be simplistic and will demand massive change.
Real change doesn’t happen by chance or wishful thinking. It’s the product of acknowledgment, action and adherence. Real change is driven by the collection of intentional and imaginative ideas that push a population in the right direction and gain momentum.
APCO’s workforce will be an engine that propels these ideas forward to advance real change—accelerating what’s right in our society and bringing us closer to an equitable future for every person in this nation.