We cultivate the optiMize Community
Bringing people together for transformative education
Creating projects that illuminates possibilities
In passionate pursuit of a positive future
Practicing love and care in all we do
To help everyone we meet ask themselves, “Why not me?”
Our Guiding Principles
Our Principles guide how we relate to each other, how we work together, and what we strive for. They are at the core of everything we do, from how we make organizational decisions to treat each other on a daily basis. We believe that practicing them helps us thrive as an organization and grow as individuals. We hope that you'll join us and help us build on, refine, and strengthen our Guiding Principles!
Always asking, “Why not me?”
Continually illuminating possibilities
Sustainable social impact
A great place to work and volunteer
A valued part of our local community
Thanks to Zingerman’s for providing a great example of Mission and Guiding Principles!