Built4Agility is motivated and driven to create self-sustaining communities through innovative and transformative educational programs. In pursuit of this mission, Built4Agility was established in 2019 by Dr. Marie Alcazar amid a challenging economy, a global pandemic, and a humanitarian crisis.
The organization is anchored by a few simple principles:
"To whom much is given, much is required."
"Serving is never a sacrifice; it is a privilege."
Wisdom, education, and a growth mindset can reshape cultural norms for individuals, organizations, and communities.
Built4Agility’s goal is aimed at amplifying and mobilizing the gifts of its founder and partners to make a meaningful impact within communities where there is a need for change. We take a pragmatic approach to unpacking the issues and co-creating solutions that are community-centric, future-fit, and enable continuous growth and development. As thought leaders, practitioners, and disruptive innovators, we employ lean agile principles to transform minds and hearts towards a future defined by intentional actions and measurable results. We advocate for truth, transparency, and continuous learning, creating safe spaces for testing, failing, learning, and pivoting unapologetically.
Our belief is that these practices, combined with deep knowledge and practical experiences, unlock our full potential by reshaping how we perceive each other, how we coexist, and how we collaboratively pursue communal goals. Through our work, we amplify and accelerate the impact of those advancing society, fostering awareness and harnessing our collective voices for sustainable change. Together, we are breaking free from the pain of the past, creating self-sustaining communities that are stronger, smarter, and more resilient than ever before.
Our Mission & Impact
Built4Agiligy exists for the sole purpose of doing meaningful work that consciously addresses local community needs in a systematic, sustainable, and scalable way. We are committed to supporting and enabling all people, which includes people from all ethnicities, genders/gender identities, sexual identities, religions, ages, and abilities. Since our establishment in 2019, we have been proud to serve a growing list of satisfied clients. Together with our partners, we are paving the way to resilience by strengthening our families and transforming communities.
Transforming our communities requires a change of heart and mind. Doing so means that we must build our capacity to accept change and quickly shift to find the best course of action, then move forward despite volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
Developing a natural affinity toward taking practical action to deal with a problem or situation requires intent. Built4Agility enables and empowers individuals and organizations to get laser focused on the activities that will advance their mission and strategic objectives.
We are creating a sense of togetherness through community engagement, collaboration, capacity building, and empowerment. Together, we are co-creating the solutions to some of the most pressing problems plaguing our communities.
Meet the Team
We are in-the-trenches leaders, practitioners, and disruptive innovators.
Founder | President | Transformation Maven
Dr. Marie Alcazar
Dr. Marie Alcazar is the Founder and President of Built4Agility.
Director of Public Safety | Community Liaison
Detective Lance Watkins
Detective Lance Watkins is illuminating as the Director of Public Safety and Community Liaison.
Director of Fundraising | Agile HR & DEIB Expert
Dr. Jacque Colbert
Dr. Jacque Colbert brings boundless energy, spirit, and optimism to her roles.
Director of Operations | Customer Advocate
Kentrice Harris, our Director of Operations, embodies versatility in her role.