EVEN THE ODDS through education


YELLOW’s vision is to cultivate a Community of critically conscious thinkers who see themselves and the world through the Lens of Possibility. We do this through the ecosystem of our five intersecting priorities: Abolish Remedial, Revolutionize Teaching, Nourish Youth, Inspire Entrepreneurship, and Enlist Communities.


The YELLOW Lens of Possibility is an ideology, a set of tools and practices, and a mindset. As an ideology, it believes that the qualities that make us different are what make us outstanding. As a set of tools and practices in our programming, it works to help educators and other adults uncover those differences and build upon them for an educational experience that is personal and meaningful. And as a mindset, the YELLOW Lens is a prism of possibility through which we all view ourselves, the world, and our futures.


Belonging: We are Human-Centered. We honor and respect the lived experiences that shape identities and strengthen self. We cultivate frameworks that center equity, empathy and collective solution-building to support our communities.

Critically Conscious: We are Catalysts. We are committed to collaborating with all stakeholders to recognize, analyze, and disrupt systems of inequity.

Culture of Creativity: We are Creators. We value diverse perspectives to collectively incubate, implement, and iterate ideas to keep pushing us toward innovation.

Community+: We are an Ecosystem. We believe the community is the classroom, where mutuality and genius is nurtured and legacies are built.

Future Forward: We are Galvanizers. We believe in sharing resources, thinking, and practices to provide sustainable solutions to local, national, and global challenges as we break the norms in learning and EVEN THE ODDS for future generations.