Systemic Change

Systemic Change initiatives enable our neighbors themselves to engage in the identification of root causes of their financial difficulties and to create strategies to change them.

To help our neighbors make systemic changes in their lives, the Dayton District Council offers Getting Ahead classes. Participants meet weekly for 16 weeks to examine their experiences, assess their own resources and ways to build them as they move toward self-sufficiency, and write goals designed to help them move toward more prosperous lives for themselves and their families. The topics covered help participants better understand how our society and the economy work, including:

  • Causes of Poverty
  • Hidden Rules of Economic Class
  • Building Resources
  • Theory of Change

    To learn more, contact:
    Deb Smith, Director of Neighborhood Ministries
    dsmith@stvincentdayton.org

Contact Us:
St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
124 West Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937.222.5555
Fax: 937.222.7944

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