Our Theory of Change

Theory of Change

What does it take to fundamentally alter the trajectory of vulnerable families living in distressed public and assisted housing?

  1. Physical revitalization as well as human capital revitalization is necessary, and that they must be closely aligned in vision, strategy and timeline.
  2. Focused action is needed at the family systems level as well as the community systems level for sustainable social and economic development.

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Theory of Action

What are the actions we take and how are they dual-generational?

Actions or efforts at the family systems level always employ dual generation strategies so that there is mutual reinforcement of developmental outcomes and values by adults and children within the family. There are two types of actions, and both of them acknowledge and account for ways in which two generations can influence (i.e., impede or support) one another, and increase the likelihood of worthy outcomes that benefit the entire family.

  1. Intergenerational Programs that offer opportunities for learning together, and create feedback loops that cultivate and reinforce knowledge, skills and bonds;
  2. Case Management Protocols that intentionally align the strategies and timeline for achieving discrete developmental goals by family members of both generations.

Actions or efforts at the community systems level do not always employ dual generation strategies. However, we build capacity for leverage and support of dual generation programs whenever possible.

Click here to learn more about our dual generation approach.