Are you our new Program Manager?

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About Us Root Change is a development laboratory, testing new ideas and leveraging learning to advocate for far-reaching change within the development sector.  Based in Washington, DC, our small, but mighty team believes 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, …

Register for DPMI’s August 2021 Certificate Program

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Registration is now open for DPMI’s summer 2021 certificate program, taking place August 2 – 20!  The 3-week intensive Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) equips activists, students, and young professionals with social change tools, skills-based learning, and theoretical knowledge to spark change both domestically and internationally. Throughout the program, participants develop a portfolio of work products that …

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 …

Self-Help and Mutuality: The Key to Economic Mobility

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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 …

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

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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 …

Announcing the Community Independence Initiative: A Powerful Collaboration Between Mauricio Miller, Executive Director of CII and Root Change

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Together, Mauricio Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative (FII) and author of The Alternative, and Root Change are working to catalyze a movement called the Community Independence Initiative (CII). CII is a peer-driven change model that invests in the talents, strengths, and ingenuity of people living in low-income communities.  Earlier this year, we shared an exciting new effort to …

Confronting Racism in International Development

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“I can’t breathe if you can’t breathe,” is one of the many signs that citizens of all colors carry as they call out for racial justice in our nation’s capital and all over the country. It’s a powerful message of common cause. But as Martin Luther King Jr. knew, it’s an ideal that cannot simply be spoken into existence. These …

Pathways to Power – Strengthening Relationships in the #ShiftThePower Movement

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Earlier this year, the Global Fund for Community Foundations and Root Change co-hosted a virtual global meeting to reflect on the #ShiftThePower movement, the efforts that have been made to weave together the movement since the Pathways to Power Symposium, and surface insights from the Pathways to Power relationship map on the Pando platform. You can watch the global meeting …