A2: Transformational Change in Texas: Voices from the Texas Change in Mind Learning Collaborative
Area of Focus: Brain Science
What does it look like to align brain science and race equity and embed both into programming, organizational culture, and systems change efforts? Come learn from the experiences of the Texas Change in Mind Learning Collaborative. This two-year project brought together ten diverse human service organizations in Texas from 2021-2023 to provide foundational content, peer-to-peer learning, implementation supports, and sustainability planning focused on these critical and connected topics.
In this session, participants will learn about the theory of change that guides the work of Social Current’s Change in Mind Institute, and hear directly from participants in the Texas Change in Mind cohort about their experiences in this learning community. Specifically, the presenters will analyze the themes and strategies that emerged across the cohort related to transformational change at multiple levels—programmatic, organizational culture, and community/systems change.
- The theory of change that guides the work of Social Current’s Change in Mind Institute
- How brain-friendly, healing-centered, equity-focused strategies overlap and can be implemented at the programmatic, organizational, and systems levels
- Lessons learned, challenges, and sustainability considerations identified by the Texas Change in Mind Learning Collaborative participants
Impact & Data Quality Manager
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Chief Clinical Officer
Santa Maria Hostel
Director of Community Development
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
Director, Practice Excellence
Senior Director of Change in Mind