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

RootChange Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

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

Alex Wagner Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems

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 …

Thinking and Working in Systems Online Course

RootChange Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems

Happy New Year! As in the case of many folks who start the year with a list of new year’s resolutions, we too stepped into 2020 reflecting upon what we want out of this year at Root Change. Intentional learning from, and sharing of our knowledge and resources with fellow development practitioners made it to the top of the list …

Is your work community-led?

Alexis Banks Development Revolution, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

How can all of us in the social sector become more accountable to the communities we seek to serve? How can those of us on the outside, who act as funders, implementers, or intermediaries identify and support community-led approaches to change?  GlobalGiving, in partnership with Root Change and other members of the Movement for Community-Led Development, has been shepherding a …

Join the Revolution

Claudia Liebler Development Revolution

Does the way international development assistance is organized make sense? Ten years ago we left the comfort of a large international NGO so that we could make this question the focus of our daily work. Root Change was born, and along with it, our mission to question deeply held assumptions about development assistance. Many of our friends thought we were …