For nearly 50 years, we have pursued a nonpartisan mission of building evidence to improve policy and practice in the service of people from low-income backgrounds. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are integral values at MDRC, both in our research and in the management of our organization.

We are committed to incorporating stronger equity-based and culturally responsive approaches in our research and technical assistance, sharing what we learn about new methods and practices with our colleagues, strengthening the diversity of our field, and building a more diverse and inclusive organization at MDRC.

These efforts are led by Crystal Byndloss, Director of Outreach, Diversity, and Inclusion, and John Martinez, Vice President for Evidence to Practice.

In this three-minute video, Senior Associate D. Crystal Byndloss introduces MDRC’s Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Inclusion, which she directs, and describes how it informs MDRC’s work and organizational culture.

Strengthening Our Organization

Strengthening Our Work and the Larger Field

Even as we build a stronger, more diverse workplace, we are also focused on improving the DEI focus in our research and technical assistance—and in creating career pathways in our field for individuals from underrepresented communities.