— Social Impact Advisory
Businesses and organizations need to be increasingly socially engaged and connected to improve their relevance and impact. We can help with that.
we help leaders improve their social relevance + impact.
INKERIJ helps to build capacity for purpose-driven organizations and individuals through program development, audience insights, and 1-to-1 professional coaching.
We help individuals to emphasize, define, and ideate a more authentic approach that aligns with those workers and communities on the frontlines for social change. We can especially help design a COVID-19 approach.
— ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER
We help people + organizations become catalysts for social change
INKERIJ®, pronounced “encourage,” began as an idea during founder Umar Hakim’s social entrepreneur fellowship at Cambridge University.
We are driven to improve structures for civic engagement, leadership development, and compelling programs that impact personal and social change.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS LOCAL
Use your influence to impact communities out of your reach. Inkerij is an ambassador for social responsibility.
We empower and engage individuals and organizations united for peace, accountability, and change.
This is us.
— Development: It’s in our DNA
how can We help?
We work with organizations that put their heart and soul into the people they serve but need our help to refine strategy and improve audience insight. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations unlock their fullest potential through purpose-centered programming with the power to transform people and communities.
We help turn ambition into success for individuals and teams through the power of our interactive Divergent Thinking Leadership Exercises (DTLE). We enable you to enrich your relationships, build empathy, shape behavior, and deliver on your personal and professional goals.
— Social Proof
Did you say Case studies?
Next Steps Fellowship
Navigating life after prison can be a mine field of challenging decisions without a path to success. ISLAH-LA tasked INKERIJ with designing a four-day weekend retreat for recently released African American and Latino men. Partnering with Homeboy Industries, we developed a curriculum that included leadership development, conflict resolution, de-escalation strategies, and relationship building. The objective was for participants to actualize personal potential and build a support system that aids in a successful transition back into society.
The ILM Foundation tasked INKERIJ to organize the annual day-long event to provide healthcare services, food, job placement, and living opportunities for the homeless and unhoused residents on Skid Row. Partnering with dozens of health clinics, restaurants, non-profits, corporate sponsors, and the City of Los Angeles, we have helped Humanitarian Day to become one of the largest collaborative events of its kind in Los Angeles. The model has been so successful that it’s been franchised to other cities across the country.
Skid Row Brigade
The Skid Row Brigade, a collective of leaders who live on Skid Row, approached INKERIJ in October 2019 to scale its operations. Through interactive workshops and human-centered design tools, we translated the collective’s core values and expertise into new opportunities to serve Skid Row.
In March 2020, the city of LA implemented “Safe at Home” protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Brigade’s expanded work and presence on Skid Row caught the attention of the Los Angele Mayor’s office who assigned the Brigade a 30-day project to observe and report on the condition and use of hygiene stations across Skid Row. This project generated jobs for Skid Row residents.
We Work With those who work for social Good
“I love the messaging behind INKERIJ – fierce, positive, unapologetic, lifting everyone up and leaving nobody behind.”
Managing Director, Frost Capital; Former State Dept. Senior Advisor
— Get In Touch
We love collaborating with forward-thinking brands and individuals. Let’s change the world!
Drop us an email anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.