Germantown Systemic Change Initiative

Systemic Change: Hot Right Now

Besides the weather, as a topic systemic change is equally hot right now.

Firefighters and Electrical Engineers

by Mike Clark – When I explain my work in the field of collective impact and systems design, I have some go-to phrases, like:

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...
Art as Prophecy: A Man for Our Times

Art as Prophecy: A Man for Our Times

Seeking Justice & Redemption, Shining Hope & Love People associated with the Germantown Systemic Change Initiative (Philadelphia, PA, USA) often find creative ways to address continuing structural issues that surround impoverished people and frustrate their...