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Knowledge is Power

We’re a barely-for-profit business on a mission to change the world and led by values

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Since our inception in 2012, we’ve stood for values that clearly define who we are as a company. It’s true that not very often, if ever at all, have I actually been asked what our values are.

This is because we put into action our values through our company culture, by carefully curating our client list, by pushing our clients to do better in the community and by the actions we take as a staff. Through our actions we define our values clearly enough that it’s obvious to the world at large.

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C2 Education – Teaching Us To Dream Bigger

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Growing up, I saw tutoring in many forms — from my parents to my teachers, even to the older kids in my after-school program. One of my very first days at Mixte, I participated in a brainstorm that everyone seemed extremely enthusiastic about. I didn’t know what C2 Education was or what Mixte planned to do with it, but I was eager to find out. To share the excitement with my new coworkers, I realized I needed to dream big.

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The Heart of the Matter (Hearts for What Matters)

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Today, The United States gets a new president. I see people expressing trauma and tragedy – for good reason. I think of all the values Mixte represents, the work we do and all the people who continue to experience oppression. Feelings of sadness are more than justified, but I don’t want us to feel helpless anymore.

(Thanks for the beautiful photo above at Shaper Studios, Pierce Kavanaugh.) 

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Mixte loves environmental communications

Does This Environmental Footprint Make My Butt Look Big?

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The Blog On How To Use Our Egos and Insecurities To Change Public Behavior

People are smart. We have an impressive ability to look at a complex idea and determine if the logic behind it is sound. In the past, many health and environmental public relations efforts attempting to change our behavior have wrongfully assumed that because people are so smart, the following strategy will work.

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It’s Homeless Awareness Day – Here’s Why You Should Care

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I’m lucky to call myself a native San Diegan. I grew up in a suburb that is not unlike most suburbs across the country. You know the kind of place I’m talking about – the shopping centers are all painted beige, the front doors are rarely locked, the kids cause harmless trouble by TP-ing houses and there is one homeless individual who you consistently encounter.

My community’s homeless neighbor sat, and still sits, every day outside a gas station with a sign that reads, “Anything helps.”
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Mixte Goes to D.C. for the National Bike Summit

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Should San Diego be one of the top cities for biking in the country? Yes. With 70 and sunny littering the “weather” reports, a remarkable coastline and some of the best sightseeing in the country, San Diego seems to have a natural place at the top of the bike-friendly-city list.

Is San Diego one of the top cities for biking in the country? Unfortunately, far from it.

Mixte went to Washington, D.C. with the San Diego County Bike Coalition for the nation’s premiere bike advocacy conference, The National Bike Summit, to find out why and how to fix it.

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Refugees and Guns: A Tale of How I Spent $300 & A Vacation Day

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As you may know, in March of 2015 each Mixte team member was given a personal and important task—to spend $300 and one day off in celebration of Mixte’s three-year anniversary.

We were free to spend the time and money on ourselves, on others, on causes that engage us or simply to give ourselves some rest and relaxation. In essence, the world was our oyster, or at least to the extent that $300 and one day could buy. It was quite exciting.

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