Mission: To bring birth back into the community safely by bringing community members back into birth work. Values Innate Capacity Education Infrastructure Innovation Entrepreneurship Vision We live for a world that honors the human right of innate capacity and authority, expressed as the protection and projection of the right to safe birth attendance in our homes and birth centers by people of our own communities, supported by culture, community-relevant data, and desired action; where democratic justice appears as equitable provider payment, student support, and education and career opportunities that invest in ensuring that students stay home and learn to serve their communities while learning. We see that the safe return of community birth starts with the commitment to training providers who honor the innate capacity of birth and know how to help in the event of an emergency, followed closely by creating and motivating the innovation in infrastructure needed to support the economics of provider growth and retention. We live for the world where the midwife has a beautiful life of balance and is well compensated for her services as well as for her diligent efforts in training and passing on the lineage of community birth to their village members in a way that honors, reveres, and uplifts the power of the people through their ownership of their birth education, innovation, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship. We see a world of lower maternal mortality and higher maternal care satisfaction that has returned the balance of low-risk community appropriate birth attendance back into the hands of the midwives and traditional birth attendants, where our surgeons are supported by the community midwives so that they can focus their talents on the high risk people in need. We see a world full of communities that manage their birthing outcomes with pride and dynamic attention to how their efforts are affecting the whole, that never again stand without the knowledge and skills to attend birth in their communities. We work for the vision of a world where the power-with, relationship-based care model of midwifery is easily accessible for clients and providers alike, and we work to nurture this world into realization now with our commitment to education, paying the midwives, incentivizing economic growth with affiliate economics, and providing scholarships in our Professional Birth Assistant Program. We know that the more support that midwives have now from competent birth assistants, the more clients they can serve. The more birth assistants we help to generate will naturally increase the amount of student midwives that matriculate for higher level study and practice, proverbially “catching more fish” to help increase the midwifery workforce now. Nurses, CNAs, and doctors work together to provide care, just as midwives, students, and birth assistants have shined in the community setting together forever. We are committed to supporting community birth stewardship and provider base growth in communities worldwide and we guide our Institute development with this vision and commitment.