Congregation of the Mission Celebrating 170 years in Philadelphia – EWTN News Nightly

Featured on EWTN News Nightly: The Vincentians have been helping Philadelphia’s poor for 170 years. (Video)

Collective Impact: Three Basic Questions

by Mike Clark In providing services and programs to assist those in poverty, there are several basic questions we need to ask ourselves to determine whether or not what we are doing is making a difference. Namely: How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone...

Collective Impact in Systemic Change

by Mike Clark Is there an impact -- a collective impact - -that can be demonstrated in a systemic change initiative? The call to action for this year of Vincentian collaboration is “together in Christ, we Vincentians make a difference.” I believe we do make a...

Serve: Germantown Systemic Change Initiative

The Germantown Systemic Change Initiative (GSCI) is a project aimed at improving the lives of the vulnerable citizens of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia by building meaningful collaboration among community-based organizations and creating a collective...
Systemic Change – 30 year track record!

Systemic Change – 30 year track record!

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.