Purposful behavior and Accountability are the catalyst to RESTORATIVE and Sustainable change!

From Performative to Transformative!


Our Mission:

To build the capacity of others to cultivate thriving communities that celebrates diversity, practice inclusion, welcome authenticity, and foster belonging. 

Through equitable practices centered in restorative practices anchored with a trauma lens, we envision a world where communities are purposefully, intentionally, and strategically cultivating brave and equitable spaces for ALL to thrive.  

Core Values

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Equity: We believe in fairness and equal opportunities for all individuals and communities, particularly historically marginalized and oppressed groups.

Collaboration: We value the power of working together and fostering relationships with our education partners, clients, and community to achieve transformative change.

Restorative Justice: We prioritize repairing harm and building trust through Restorative Practices grounded in the belief that all individuals can practice, learn, heal, and grow.

Authenticity: We are committed to creating an authentic, transparent, and brave space for individuals, the collective, and organizations to engage in transformative work to practice, learn, heal, and grow.

Empowerment: We believe in empowering individuals and organizations to recognize and address systemic inequities and injustices through education, dialogue, and measurable action.  


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Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Group Sessions 

Embrace a transformative learning experience with this comprehensive training that goes beyond the surface to empower participants with a profound understanding of restorative concepts and strategies. Delve into the art of conflict navigation, harm restoration, and fostering individual and collective accountability, all of which are essential in cultivating a harmonious and thriving environment. Through collaborative exploration, participants will gain invaluable insights into how trauma can impact professional, personal, and collegial relationships, equipping them with the tools to heal and grow together.

This training takes it a step further by providing effective techniques to build a culture of accountability and nurturing support that leaves no one behind. Your team will discover the immense value and potential of "Using Circles Effectively" as a powerful method for proactively and responsively building culturally fluent and trauma-informed communities. With an emphasis on inclusion and understanding, this training promises to revolutionize the way your organization engages with its members, creating an atmosphere of trust, empathy, and genuine connection. Prepare to embark on a journey of growth and transformation that will leave a lasting impact on your team's dynamics and collective well-being

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Historical Trauma Learning Workshop (100% Online)

Embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and empathy as you explore not only your own trauma but also the trauma experienced by others. Dive deep into the intricate concepts of transferred, generational, retention, and racial trauma to unlock a profound understanding of your "why" and the "why" of those around you. This transformative workshop will empower you with invaluable insights that will reshape your perspective and create a profound shift in your approach to restorative practices.
Enhance your communication skills with an enriched terminology that enables you to delve straight into the root cause, leading to more effective and efficient outcomes in your interactions and engagements.

But the journey doesn't end there. As you leave this workshop, you will carry with you not only newfound knowledge but also a personalized "problem of practice" to address and a theory of action to guide your path toward restoration and healing. This empowering experience will set you on a transformative trajectory, emboldening you to navigate your own healing and growth while fostering compassionate support for others on their journeys. Prepare to step into a future where understanding, empathy, and healing converge to create a more connected and resilient community.

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Interrupting Hate and Bias

 This highly customized and impactful workshop is thoughtfully designed to precisely meet the unique needs and challenges of your organization. Through a carefully curated blend of evidence-based research methods, participants will be equipped with powerful tools to effectively interrupt hate and bias, fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment.

Engaging in restorative circles, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and process the profound impact of hate and biased behaviors, promoting healing and growth. Anchored firmly in a trauma-informed lens, the workshop draws upon restorative practices that not only address the roots of such behaviors but also contribute to the collective well-being and resilience of your organization. This transformative experience will undoubtedly empower your team to forge a path toward positive change and lasting inclusivity.

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Collective Strategic Planning Sessions

Group Sessions
If your organization is grappling with the challenges of an outdated or misaligned strategic plan, or if you simply need expert guidance in bringing your vision to life, look no further than this transformative workshop. Our proven process is tailored to suit your unique needs, empowering your team to collectively build, implement, and sustain the strategic initiatives that will drive your organization toward its goals.

Whether you're seeking to refresh your existing plan or start anew, our comprehensive approach will breathe new life into your strategic endeavors. With our support, your team will emerge equipped with the tools, insights, and strategies to achieve your mission and vision with unparalleled focus and determination. Say goodbye to uncertainty and embrace a future defined by purpose and success.

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Give yourself and others you engage with the opportunity to work towards healing!

What the participants of the workshops have to say:


Historical Trauma
Rating - 5/5 Stars

"So far, it has allowed me to move past mental barriers and reconnect with my soul." Simone - Undergraduate Student

"This is a great PLC for processing and defining historical trauma. It helps you take a look into your own personal trauma and learn techniques that can possibly help heal and move us forward as a community." - Kathy - RWU professor

"I have shared with a few people about the experience and how positive it has been. I have appreciated the diversity of the group in terms of age/generation, race/ethnicity, and gender. It has all been really well done and really rewarding for me." - Hillary - Education Consultant Exec

"It has been an emotional roller coaster but a very good one. It’ll allow you to understand that all of your feelings are valid and it’s nice to have that space."- Jess - Middle School Science Teacher

"That it's been a journey of discovery -- about each other as much as about ourselves. That it's also been a journey with mutual support, care, and understanding."- Youth Participant

"My capacity has grown tremendously.  Leaning into a difficult situation with curiosity while setting boundaries is a strategy that gives me the confidence to deal with difficult situations that I would have avoided in the past." - Karen - Courageous Conversations


Restorative Practices
Rating - 4.9/5 Stars

"In a trusting environment, we explored methods to strengthen relationships, address challenging interpersonal issues, and much more.  Deep individual and group inquiry led to a better understanding of myself and others.  A very worthwhile investment of time and money that will benefit you the rest of your life." - Betty- Courageous Conversations

"This workshop was helpful to the work I do with my youth and has given me the tools to be able to perform my job better." - Participant (Center for Dynamic Learning - CDL)

"Training was fun, engaging, interactive, and communal.  Love the Community Fish Bowl problem-solving." - Chanda Womack (Alliance of Rhode Island for South East Asian for Education - ARISE)

"I learned more about my own trauma and ways to restore myself.  This was the best training I have ever been to.  The facilitator supported my needs, engaged/included me in the process of learning about restorative and strategically implemented a healthy environment where we were able to develop trusting relationships" - Youth Participant (ARISE)

"The instructor was thoughtful in building community among the participants.  She explained concepts very well and supported us through our learning process.  I look forward to incorporating many elements of this training at a professional and personal level." - Ramona Santos (Parents Leading for Education Equity - PLEE)

"The content and specifically the way in which Somaly skillfully and intentionally practiced the work with us in building community made it clear that these practices go beyond workshop and theory and can be impact-fully integrated into every area of life." - Youth Participant 

Founding CEO

Somaly Prak-Martins

Somaly's extraordinary journey from being a refugee and surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide to becoming an inspiring educator and advocate is a testament to her incredible resilience and unwavering determination. After seeking asylum in the United States with her family in 1981, she faced the monumental task of rebuilding her life from the ground up. In spite of the immense challenges of being a Cambodian-American woman—navigating language barriers, grappling with a complex multicultural identity, and carrying the weight of intergenerational trauma—Somaly's tenacity remained unshakeable as she persistently pursued her education. Armed with an extensive background in business and nearly two decades of experience in the field of education, Somaly stands as a true force to be reckoned with.

Having earned a MaED in School Administration and acquired certifications as a Turnaround Principal in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, she has finely honed her expertise in strategic planning and transformational change. Evident through her profound impact as an educator, where she taught secondary math and business through a transformative lens of Social Justice for over a decade, is Somaly's deep dedication to fostering inclusivity and social justice. She seamlessly incorporates restorative practices, trauma-informed care, and DEI principles into her unique approach to education.

Somaly's vision transcends traditional teaching methods, as she is committed to empowering learners at all levels—from elementary to post-secondary—to unleash their full potential and confidently navigate life's challenges. Her advocacy for personal growth and collective progress extends far beyond the classroom, driven by her passion to inspire others to "PAY IT FORWARD," offering guidance and support to those in need. She firmly believes that true freedom is achieved when one liberates the mind, and her life's work stands as a testament to this belief.

Drawing upon her extensive expertise in Restorative Practices, Transformational Change, DEI, Social Justice, Trauma-informed care, and Strategic Planning, Somaly is impeccably positioned to lead transformative change within any organization fortunate enough to collaborate with her. Embrace this exceptional opportunity to work with a visionary leader whose life's journey embodies the transformative power of education and compassionate guidance. With Somaly as a part of your team, you are destined to create a culture of growth, inclusivity, and lasting positive change.


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