Ordinary People Being Awesome

 
 Skiers glide along one of the many trails maintained by TART volunteers in the Grand Traverse region.

Skiers glide along one of the many trails maintained by TART volunteers in the Grand Traverse region.

 
We believe that change is local - micro-local, actually. Micro actions of many individuals lead to real, sustainable system-wide change. All people have the potential to positively impact their community. We want to learn how to better empower others to be change makers as it relates to the health of their neighborhoods. 

Our latest Systems Practice learning cohort promises to be among the most challenging. How do we identify the concrete steps that can be taken to influence mindsets, and create sustainable habits leading to both personal and community health?

Starting in February 2018, the NorthSky Nonprofit Network has contracted with Connect_CX partner Mark VanderKlipp to lead a systems mapping cohort focused on grassroots advocacy as it relates to community health. Our team includes the Executive Directors from three local nonprofits: Norte Youth Cycling, Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation trails (TART) and the Traverse City Track Club. Our team also includes representatives from local government and healthcare organizations. We will work together through the curriculum provided by +Acumen and their Systems Practice Collaborative.

More to come as we explore this complex issue!