• "It was an absolute pleasure working with The Collective Academy. From the planning phase through day-of facilitation, Emily and Todd exceeded expectations. They were professional, creative, warm and charismatic. Their unique approach made for the best board retreat I’ve ever been a part of, and my board would strongly agree, that because of The Collective Academy we’re more connected, focused, and committed to the mission of Erie Neighborhood House. I look forward to working with The Collective Academy again."
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