by Mike Clark In providing services and programs to assist those in poverty, there are several basic questions we need...
Collective Impact in Systemic Change
by .famvin | Feb 10, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
by Mike Clark Is there an impact -- a collective impact - -that can be demonstrated in a systemic change initiative?...
Serve: Germantown Systemic Change Initiative
by Vincentian Family Office | Jun 29, 2015 | Formation, Vincentian Family, Year of Vincentian Collaboration
The Germantown Systemic Change Initiative (GSCI) is a project aimed at improving the lives of the vulnerable citizens...
Three years in the making… creating a backbone
by John Freund, CM | Sep 15, 2014 | Systemic change
Three years in the making… creating a backbone. In 2010, following a Vincentian Family Gathering in Belleville, Illinois, people from 15 Vincentian-affiliated organizations in Germantown met to answer the question “so what now?”
Systemic Change – 30 year track record!
by John Freund, CM | Jul 16, 2014 | Systemic change
Before the words! Long before “Systemic Change” became part of the Vincentian Family’s recent vocabulary Bro. Al, CM has been accumulating a 30 year track record that is, not surprisingly changing. A recent article in Catholic Philly “Inn Dwelling: Rehabbing homes and turning around lives in Germantown” tells the story.
Making time for what you believe in
by John Freund, CM | May 21, 2014 | News, Poverty: Analysis and Responses, Systemic change
In "Making Time", Mike Clark, the Executive Director of the Germantown Systemic Change Initiative, reflects on his personal experiences in making time for a project to which he is deeply committed. He writes "I leave conferences organized by the Vincentian Family so...
DePaul School receives $500,000 grant
by John Freund, CM | Jul 24, 2013 | Vincentian Family
Philly.com – The Philadelphia School Partnership that is awarding the DePaul Catholic School (PreK-8) in Germantown $500,000 over three years to start a blended-learning program to improve students’ academic performance and help the elementary school expand. The...
Vincentian Family exhibition and stigmas
by John Freund, CM | May 26, 2013 | News
For its second annual art exhibition, Germantown's Depaul House will spotlight Philadelphia artists who use their work to break down common stigmas suffered by people with intellectual disabilities. Depaul House is the Philadelphia location of Depaul USA, an arm of...