CoreChange is made up of a diverse group of community and institutional leaders, and is co-chaired by Victor Garcia and Byron P. White, with guidance from the CoreChange Steering Committee and Design Team, and coordination from the Community Building Institute.
A Systems Focus on the Urban Core
Using proven planning methodologies of Appreciative Inquiry, Systems Thinking, Asset-Based Community Development and Design Thinking, CoreChange will compliment regional planning efforts by addressing three objective that have proven challenging to sustain:
• Systemic solutions aimed at urban poverty and its effects
• Effective civic investment by the residents most impacted by those conditions
• A conviction of shared accountability for urban problems among those who live outside the core.
Dr. Victor Garcia, Dr. Ilma Barros and I co-taught a course entitled CoreChange: Learning and Creating Tools for Eradicating Urban Poverty in Fall 2013. We engaged all aspects of the CoreChange Organization and the community partners in an investigation into how we can visualize the issues impacting urban poverty.