SEW Consulting collaborates with youth and adults, organizers and educators, researchers and funders to develop initiatives, activities and materials that are informed by collective knowledge, creative visioning and a commitment to justice.


"Susan has an incisive approach to organizational strategy, and her knowledge of social justice education and keen understanding of the dynamic contexts in which social change organizations work cannot be overstated. She facilitated an effort to operationalize our new mission and strategic plan. Her embedded approach built off the team’s existing expertise and was a refreshing contrast to more traditional consultancies. The result is a set of programs and processes tightly aligned with our core values and historic best practices, and the creation of an array of frameworks and rubrics that have been integrated into our ongoing planning.​

Candice Anderson, Executive Director, Cool Culture

“It’s no exaggeration to state that Susan is one of the most innovative thinkers in education and human developoment. She has this elegant ability to succinctly and lovingly guide widely different perspectives in pursuit of a collective goal, whether it be young people, adult teachers, artists, or academics. She starts with each person’s humanity and the brilliance folds out from there generously.” 

Leigh Patel, Educator, writer, sociologist

“Susan is the quintessential educator, a leader who has mastered the art of teaching. Whether designing leadership programs and curriculum for schools and youth organizations, facilitating workshops on critical social issues, or training educators on best practices, she is a true expert. Equally impactful in a university classroom, a community organization, or mentoring one-on-one, Susan has the ability to connect with people, tapping into their natural  love of learning and encouraging them to develop their moral compass, critical thinking and potential.”  

Jason Warwin, Co-Founder, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol


“Susan is a transformer.  She led our team through a process of collaborative creation. The year after we finished our work with Susan, our program was recognized by the White House as one of the top 10 out-of-school programs in the nation. I know for a fact that our work with her got us there.  Whatever she touches is changed–more powerful, more impactful and more purposeful.”

Robyne Walker Murphy, Former Director Out of School Program, DreamYard Project


“I am impressed by Susan’s intellectual rigor, curiosity and creative thinking, as well as her skills in communicating with diverse audiences with respect and good humor. Her facilitation demonstrates a keen sensitivity to the cultural and stylistic differences among diverse groups and creates a space for all to participate fully. Her poised and direct style were crucial to our event’s success and successfully laid the foundation for Atlantic’s efforts to stimulate global learning about youth leadership practice.”

Kavitha Mediratta, former Chief Strategy Advisor, The Atlantic Philanthropies



Select list of recent & upcoming events

July 2021 – World Conference on Transformative Education Annual Conference: The Future of Africa and the Role of Transformative Education (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) - panel presentation entitled Critical Literacies Across Two Continents: Teachers as Cross-Cultural Learners and Agents of Transformative Literacy Education with Jamila Lyiscott, Keisha Green & Esther Ohito

15-16 July 2020 – Festival Curator (USA) for Accra Indie Film Festival (virtual edition)


September 2019-August 2021 – Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Teachers Becoming Learners of Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Ghana ) with Jamila Lyiscott, Keisha Green & Esther Ohito

27-30 August 2019 – Nneka Youth Foundation World Changers Camp (Ve Agobome, Volta Region, Ghana) - On-site participation at and consulting for an enrichment program targeting rural junior high school aged youth


22-23 August 2019 – Co-producer of the 4th Annual Bɛnpaali Young Filmmakers Festival (Accra, Ghana) - a featured event of The Year of Return 2019 with the theme Home and Away


11-14 July 2019 – Free Minds Free People (Minneapolis/St. Paul) - a 4-day, bi-annual conference bringing together youth, organizers, teachers, parents & researchers to build solutions to and a movement around pressing educational issues. Coordinated launch of 12 Years Free!, an installation and reflection on the conference's history and future and member of Coordinating and Documentation & Evaluation Committees


April 2018 – Certified in Mental Health First Aid (New York State)



If you would like to discuss a potential project with SEW Consulting, send a brief description of your interest and request to sewilcox7 [at] Please include your affiliation and general timeframe. Thank you.

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