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I am a SVDP volunteer in a college town of 70,000 people. Answer helpline & assist poor with rent & utility assistance, food, clothing. want to implement some type of Systemic change project, but do not know where to start on such a small scale. we have limited resources and people. can you suggest a starting place. thank you

Hello Sheila,
Systems change usually happens through advocacy efforts. I would suggest you begin with a careful analysis of the community problems to determine where to target advocacy efforts. Community Tool Box Chapters 17-19 provide guidance. Then Chapters 30-35 and Toolkit #10 provide guidance to Organize for Effective Advocacy and Advocating for Change.
The Community Tool Box Advisor

Question Date: Sat, 02/11/2017