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About A4C


To collaborate with executive leaders of service-based agencies, programs, and educational institutions, centering the experiences of those previously or currently engaged in the legal system. A4C is dedicated to enhancing healthy organizational cultures through antiracist and equitable solutions for lasting organization change, leading to influential and impactful services that reduce recidivism.


Advocating For Change provides industry leading solutions for organizations to develop and enhance equitable and anti-oppressive organizational structures and leaders, leading to healthier workplaces of practitioners, staff, and clinicians to better serve communities.

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Sustainable Impact


Our commitment to sustainable impact is woven into all services, ensuring that positive and equitable changes endure, providing an individualized approach and design with a focus on long-term transformation.

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Collaboration and Partnership

We value partnerships that enhance the impact of training and technical assistance. We actively seek collaborations to strengthen leadership development initiatives, creating synergies that contribute to positive, lasting change.

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Process Improvement & Culture

Our evaluation methodologies involve a refining process that uncovers and rectify structural racism and oppression. Our methods assist in cultivating a deeper understanding of organizational dynamics and leadership effectiveness.

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Equity and Inclusion

We integrate diverse perspectives into our evaluation processes, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of program impact on marginalized persons and communities. We seek to foster inclusive practices, and nurturing leadership development that addresses inequalities and discrimination.

Our Strategy

Advocating for Change adopts an equity-centered strategy, by leveraging intersectionality & equity to enhance organizational culture and services. We prioritize inclusion, efficiency, and effectiveness in interdisciplinary teams.

A4C embraces the Action Research Model by Kurt Lewin, a versatile approach merging disciplines to conduct comprehensive evaluations, insightful analyses, and customized strategies. The model's steps involve problem identification, literature review, intervention design, data analysis, reflection, and implementation of improvements. The cyclical process includes problem identification, plan development, implementation & monitoring, and adaptive revisions. This model blends evidence-based practices with A4C's unique equity and anti-racist values, allowing for a distinctive organizational strategy.


Leadership Development


Technical Assistance


Our Services

Leadership Development and Coaching

Advocating For Change specializes in leadership development, offering training, mentorship, and personalized coaching. The focus is on enhancing individuals' leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities in various settings and situations. Our approach optimizes leadership potential, guiding professionals through challenges with tailored support and mentorship.

Organizational Development

Advocating For Change collaborates in organizational development efforts, planning organization-wide initiatives to enhance effectiveness and overall health. Rooted in the equity and evidenced-based practices, our approach manages behavioral aspects, incorporating strategic interventions, change management, and fostering positive organizational culture for long-term success and sustainability.

Training & Technical Assistance

A key service area involves providing technical assistance and training to organizations. Our support includes tailored guidance to enhance understanding and implementation of technical aspects. Through systematic training programs, we bridge knowledge gaps, fostering proficiency in various domains to empower individuals and organizations in a collaborative approach.

Areas of Expertise

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Equitable Approaches

Advocating For Change excels in antiracist and anti-oppressive practices. Guided by ethical, culturally informed approaches, we actively combat racism and oppression. Our work emphasizes dismantling systemic barriers and promoting inclusivity within organizations and communities, fostering a more equitable and just society. A leader in equitable approaches, Advocating For Change champions fairness and justice. Our strategies focus on creating inclusive environments, dismantling discriminatory practices, and implementing sustainable changes. We prioritize transparency and collaboration to address disparities, fostering environments where everyone can thrive.

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Anti-racism and Anti-Oppression

Advocating For Change recognizes the critical role of intersectionality. Our approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of various identities and experiences. By embracing intersectionality, we address disparities comprehensively, ensuring our efforts consider the unique challenges faced by communities and organizations navigating multiple layers of identity. This inclusive perspective strengthens our commitment to equitable solutions.

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Our Founder and Principal Consultant is Mylonne Sullivan, MSW, LICDC, LISW. A Licensed Independent Social Worker and Independently Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with direct experience working with Returning Citizens. She currently serves agencies and systems via consulting services who provides services to those involved in the legal system. She received her Bachelor’s in Arts in Criminal Justice from Baldwin Wallace University and Master’s in Social Work from The University of Akron. She is currently earning a PhD in Business: Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Clinical Expertise:

Ms. Sullivan specializes in counseling clients with trauma, illegal thinking/behavior, mental health disorders, and alcohol and other drug addictions. She has experience in social services for a decade from inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance use treatment, correctional, community, to hospital settings. Her clinical skills, include facilitating individual, group, couples, and family therapy.

She held previous positions as a Workforce Development Chair, Treasurer, Advisory Board Member, criminal justice reform advocate, campaign researcher, and freelance writer. She has obtained skills in supervision, collaboration, policy analysis and research, process development and design, employee attrition and retention, and strategic planning in her 10 years of being in the social service field. Currently, she is still a practicing clinician, project manager for a community centered consulting firm, and the principal consultant of Advocating For Change, LLC with a passion for mentoring new social workers and working with organizational leaders.


Ms. Sullivan’s direct practice with legal system involved clients and consultation with agencies increased her skills to identify and problem solve gaps in services a provided by agencies and schools. Throughout her career, she has been called upon to assist with revamping organizational structures, address systemic barriers faced by clients, and create solutions for that limit employee satisfaction related to DEI, retention, and attrition issues. As a result of her experiences of being sought after for administrative and clinical expertise, Advocating For Change, LLC was born.

The Founder & A4C's Story

Mylonne Sullivan, MSW, LICDC, LISW

Founder & Principal Consultant

“In reentry spaces, I coach leaders on how to be healthier leaders.”

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13 Black women from across the US collaborated to share our toxic workplace experiences in our various career industries. We share our frustrations and how we navigated complex situations. We provide hope to other Black women who may have similar experiences at the end of each chapter with our advice and uplifting words.

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