Across the Tracks Consulting supports DEIJB practitioners and organizations to reach across the metaphorical tracks to build bridges of authentic relationship in order to embrace thoughts, feelings and behaviors that lead to a transformed future where every person is valued, empowered, and able to access what they need to thrive.
Toyin Augustus is an educator, DEI practitioner and former Olympian utilizing her skills and experience to invest in transformational social justice. In her 17 years of experience in private and public schools, Toyin has created equitable policies, encouraged inclusive practices, and facilitated educational opportunities for students, educators and adult caretakers. In addition, she has designed frameworks, training, workshops and student affinity leadership programs to facilitate equity and inclusion in organizations.
Toyin is an independent consultant for Across The Tracks Consulting, Liberation Consulting, and VISIONS, Inc., using her engaging and empathetic style to guide adult learners through transformative processes.
Toyin has a master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and is the founder of Just Heroes, a non-profit that integrates athletics and social justice work to inspire and empower youth athletes as change agents through education and community initiatives.
All journeys are not the same. Consider where you and/or your organization would like to partner with our team.
*Virtual and/or In-Person Opportunities Available*
We believe that in order to have a transformational change, we must consider those groups that have historically been marginalized and under-resourced. Then we must reimagine and co-create systems and structures that interrupt inequities and reallocates resources with equity in mind.
With that, we have the following equity-based pricing structure.
*POGM – People of the Global Majority
Regular pricing and option to donate funding for under-served, under-resourced communities
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I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Toyin since 2020. Toyin was contracted as a DEI-J facilitator with SAU 16 to assist us with understanding and implementing the concepts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice throughout all of our schools. Toyin worked directly with 20 district and school educators over the course of a year and a half providing trainings and assisting our team to create a DEI-J vision statement, create a job description and hiring criteria for a Director of DEI-J as well as providing us with countless resources in order to do this work. Toyin's energy, compassion and understanding in this work was on display each time we had the opportunity to meet with her and I couldn't think of a better facilitator to help organizations do this work!
"Toyin is a key collaborator that I look to when I want to brainstorm and have deep thinking on a project. She comes with a sharp lens on equity and has supported leaders and employees in a variety of industries to learn, unlearn, and develop skills for equity, inclusion, and cultural competency. I appreciate that Toyin can grapple with complexity, contribute and offer effective solutions, while working with a diversity of opinions and perspectives."
Toyin is an open-minded, creative, direct, and passionate educator who puts the wants and needs of students first. I have found her council invaluable. Through her guidance we created a plan to use restorative practices to address classroom behavioral issues related to misogyny, racism and colorism which I continue to use today. Because of Toyin's coaching, I now feel comfortable enough to talk to students about these challenges. As schools and institutions become more diverse spaces, having a system for open and honest discussion that leads to learning is increasingly important. Toyin's method, when implemented organization-wide, will enable those conversations and that education. She is an intelligent and compassionate professional that will help achieve the ultimate vision for any organization.
With Toyin’s support, BLM Seacoast created opportunities for visibility and celebration of the lives of Black folks in the Seacoast area. From her inspiring speeches at rallies to her insightful offerings in our Board meetings, Toyin has demonstrated her ability to motivate, teach, and guide. Our work with Toyin supported the selection of new board members; gave perspective on confronting nuanced issues of internalized and systemic oppression; encouraged equitable approaches to fundraising; and influenced the navigation of power dynamics within social situations. Our organization made great impact with her on the board and we were honored to work alongside her.
Along each journey, one encounters others who deeply inform and influence our path. The thoughtful and disciplined sources below have guided my transformational approach to justice.
Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative was my first major inspiration to become a leader for anti-oppression. I am deeply grateful for his passionate orations, compelling stories, and hands on work toward justice.
Vigorous Interventions Set In Ongoing Natural Settings
Founder, Valerie Batts and Mentor, Terry Berman are brilliant minds who have sheparded me through the nuanced anc complicated ways that we move from Monoculture to Liberation. My deepest gratitude.
Therapist, Healer and Author, Resmaa Menakem writes about embodiment in his book, My Grandmother’s Hands.
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