Youth Excel: Using Feedback to Foster Equity and Collaboration

Dinah Sandoval Reimagining Projects

The USAID-funded Youth Excel program officially launched last week! Youth Excel will support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations to conduct implementation research to improve youth programming, build youth networking skills, and generate dialogue between young people and adult decision-makers to shape better policies, programs, and development agendas. To do this well, Youth Excel aims to foster a safe …

Are you our new Latin America Programs Learning Fellow?

RootChange Development Revolution

About Us Root Change is a development laboratory, testing new ideas and leveraging learning to advocate for far-reaching change within the development sector. We believe that traditional approaches to development have failed to address the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, and vulnerability in the world. That is why we design programs, technologies, and interactive experiences that help people, organizations, and …

DPMI Moves to Its New Institutional Home: Root Change

RootChange Reimagining Projects

We are thrilled to announce that the Program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI) has transitioned to a new institutional home in 2021, Root Change! Launched in 2003 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the 3-week intensive program now has 2,200 alumni. The shift from a graduate school to an innovative, ground-breaking NGO offers participants many …

Self-Help and Mutuality: The Key to Economic Mobility

RootChange Development Revolution, Rethinking Organizations

This blog was written as a collaboration between Mauricio Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative (FII) and author of The Alternative, and Marie Zernovoj, consultant at the Community Independence Initiative (CII), a powerful new model housed under Root Change in close partnership with Mauricio. This post originally appeared in the Self-Help & Mutuality series, a bi-weekly email newsletter from …

Ushirika Hub: What We Learned from a Social Systems Network Analysis of the Cooperative Ecosystem in Kenya

RootChange Rebooting Systems

By: Tindi Sitati   This blog is a follow-on to our post Ushirika Hub: How Three Organizations Came Together to Conduct Participatory SSNA of the Cooperative Ecosystem in 6 Counties in Kenya. It was written by Tindi Sitati, Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Officer for Global Communities, with contributions from: Rachel Dickinson (Root Change), Pamela Kaburu (Global Communities), Lydia Omamo and …

Ushirika Hub: How Three Organizations Came Together to Conduct Participatory SSNA of the Cooperative Ecosystem in 6 Counties in Kenya

Rachel Dickinson Rebooting Systems

Contributions from: Tindi Sitati and Pamela Kaburu (Global Communities), Lydia Omamo and Virginia Brown(NCBA CLUSA), Fridah Kanana(WOCCU)  Starting in 2019, three implementing partners of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Global Communities, NCBA CLUSA, and WOCCU, joined forces to conduct a Social Systems Network Analysis (SSNA) in Kenya with support from Root Change. The CDP partners were interested in understanding …

CII desafía la forma en que se ven las comunidades de pobreza: el personal de CII comparte los cambios en sus percepciones

Alex Wagner Development Revolution, Rethinking Organizations

Translation by: Dinah SandovalContributions by: Eli Rangel, Alma Flores, Nestor Lara, Robert Cuerdo, and Natalie Foxworthy This post is also available on the Root Change blog in English. Desde 2019, Root Change se ha asociado con Children International (CI) y el fundador de Family Independence Initiative (FII), Mauricio Miller, para lanzar la Iniciativa Independencia Comunitaria (CII). Lo que comenzó como …

CII Challenges the Way Communities of Poverty Are Viewed: CII Staff Share the Shifts in Their Perceptions

Alex Wagner Development Revolution, Rethinking Organizations

Contributions by: Eli Rangel, Alma Flores, Nestor Lara, Robert Cuerdo, and Natalie Foxworthy Esta publicación también está disponible en el blog de Root Change en español. Since 2019, Root Change has partnered with Children International (CI) and Family Independence Initiative (FII) founder Mauricio Miller to launch the Community Independence Initiative (CII). What started as a peer-driven change model for families …

Root Change, IREX & Partners to Implement USAID’s Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change

RootChange Development Revolution

Root Change is delighted to announce that we have been selected to be a part of the Our Knowledge, Leading Change consortium with IREX to implement YouthPower Youth Excel, a global five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program to strengthen youth leadership in local development. This program will empower young people and youth organizations to drive local development by …