NIS is a systems transformation agency that designs equitable public institutions.
We know that to fundamentally transform the structures of America’s public systems the concept of ‘redesign’ cannot solely be understood as shifts in policy. For a system to truly change, redesign needs to happen across these core layers:
Our team offers ‘full-stack’ redesign, with the skills to operate within all four layers simultaneously. The NIS team has taken on systems transformation in a variety of fields, from criminal justice and violence prevention to homelessness and housing. Our team believes that designing more equitable systems can only be done in partnership with those impacted by those systems and works to center the experiences and expertise of historically marginalized communities in all of our work.
We offer our services to communities who are explicitly looking for system transformation. Our team is capable of analyzing, redesigning, and implementing new structures at any layer of a public system. Our work is designed to operate at scale from the start — matching the complexity of the problems we seek to solve. While our solutions and strategies are rooted in the communities we serve, we continuously seek to amplify local voices to influence national systems-level policy across the United States.