Measuring Community Change. Mary Emery: SDSU Milan Wall: Heartland Center for Leadership Development Liz Weaver: Tamarack Tom Kelly: Anne E. Casey Foundation. Purpose. Several year effort with multiple stakeholders looking at what we can learn about successful community change
Mary Emery: SDSU
Milan Wall: Heartland Center for Leadership Development
Liz Weaver: Tamarack
Tom Kelly: Anne E. Casey Foundation
Milan Wall, Co-Director
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
“Poverty is a complex issue. There is no single cause and no one solution. Its successful reduction, and ideally its eradication, require a set of linked interventions undertaken by all orders of government working in collaboration with communities.”
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
An experiment designed to test a specific way to address the complex realities of poverty through local level action.
Theory of Change:
Guided by 5 principles & assisted by extra supports provided by national sponsors –
local organizations and leaders could revitalize poverty reduction efforts in their communities and generate significantly improved outcomes.
Raise the profile of poverty.
Build a constituency for change.
Encourage collaborative ways of working.
Begin to shift systems underlying poverty.
Contribute to the asset-building efforts for a large number of people.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
September 20, 2011
Measuring Community Change
2000 to 2010
Families have increased earnings and income
Programs and Initiatives
Families have increased assets
Children are healthy and prepared to succeed in school
Effective Services & Supports
Maintenance of Old Systems
Key Elements of ChangeVision
Public & Political Support
Teaching & Learning
Roles & Responsibilities