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October 2023 Newsletter

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June 2023 Newsletter

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April 2023 Newsletter

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February 2023 Newsletter

2023 brings a new year upon us, but the ongoing theme seems to be adaptability and flexibility.

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December 2022 Newsletter

As we move through December and see 2023 around the corner, we value the moments to reflect on the work we’ve accomplished, the conversations we’ve facilitated, and the new partnerships we’ve built in 2022 that will continue into the new year.

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November 2022 Newsletter

Read Part II of our series on some of the ways we’re supporting staff members during remote work!

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October 2022 Newsletter

Read Part I of our series on some of the ways we’re trying to practice trust and flexibility and build the foundation for a successful team!

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August 2022 Newsletter

Who is the community? Why are you engaging with them? Who does community engagement serve? How will you ensure you are reaching folks who are typically excluded? Are you prepared to act on recommendations that come from the community?

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Staff Spotlights: Summer 2022 Interns at Root Cause!

At Root Cause, we were incredibly lucky to have these 2 fantastic interns join us for the Summer of 2022 to support various Root Cause projects and initiatives.

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June 2022 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter includes a summary of Root Cause’s new Strategic Plan. For more insights behind the scenes of our planning, and to get to know more members of the Root Cause team, listen to our Podcast episode with Abby Alexanian and Abby Fung.

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AAACF Washtenaw County Healthy & Fulfilling Aging Systems Research Report

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2021 Root Cause Impact Report

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March 2022 Newsletter

Bringing stakeholders together to develop effective solutions and strategies that ultimately lead to change – that is the goal of our services in facilitation and convening.

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January 2022 Newsletter

As 2022 swings into full gear, we at Root Cause are finishing a new strategic plan.

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December 2021 Newsletter

Despite another pandemic year and all of the challenges it brought to individuals, families, communities, and workplaces, our partners persevered in driving impact this year.

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November 2021 Newsletter

Last week, we kicked off Week 1 of our Program Quality Learning Series.

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Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) Pay for Success Program Report

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September 2021 Newsletter

As the summer winds down, our vacations are coming to an end and those of us with school-age children are preparing for a return to school. This year, the pandemic brings the additional challenge of uncertainty as we help our nonprofit and social service partners imagine when and how to “return to normal.”

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Staff Spotlights: Summer 2021 Interns at Root Cause!

At Root Cause we were incredibly lucky to have these 3 fantastic interns join us for the Summer of 2021 working on various Root Cause projects and initiatives.

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July 2021 Newsletter

At Root Cause, we work in communities to build collective action initiatives from the ground up, and we also offer our expertise to strengthen existing initiatives.

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The Importance of Diversifying America’s Teacher Workforce: The Potential of Grow-Your-Own Programs

In January 2021, I led a discussion entitled “Grow-Your-Own” Programs: Diversifying the K-12 Educator Pipeline. This discussion was rooted in learnings from a strategic planning process with our partners at Latinos for Education (L4E) in the fall of 2019.

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Staff Spotlight: Adaiah Hudgins-Lopez

We did not know what was ahead, but these 4 simple priorities helped us hold our center and know what was called for in each moment.

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April 2021 Newsletter

In March of 2020 when the world was thrust into operating in a pandemic, the leadership team of Root Cause set 4 priorities: The wellbeing of our team, keeping our projects on track and also adapting to meet the current needs of our clients and partners, careful management of our resources to help us survive as an organization, and finding a way to be of service in our community and beyond.

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Root Cause in 2021: Living out our values by learning and evolving

As we step into 2021, there is no doubt that Root Cause, like much of the world, must both stay grounded in our values and evolve to meet the needs of this moment.

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To What End? The Root Cause Story

Andrew Wolk shares the Root Cause origin story and discusses how his work led him to ask the question To What End? in a conversation hosted by Impact Hub Boston and Creative Mornings.

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How Root Cause Helps Nonprofit Leaders Get Smarter

This post reflects on the experiences working with participating nonprofits in the Peer Performance Exchange, which received completed organizational health and program quality assessments.

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Why?

Root Cause CEO, Andrew Wolk, questions how we can spread resources and best practices faster to high performing organizations to build a system that solves social issues better and improves more people’s lives.

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