Communities for Change is an innovative program developed in partnership with the Presencing Institute and the BMW Foundation to drive systems change locally and globally.

Participating Impact Hubs convene a group of diverse stakeholders from their cities to undertake an 8-week innovation journey around a locally pertinent question within the “Inclusive Cities” umbrella theme (e.g. housing, food system, energy). Using Presencing Institute’s methodology, groups dig into these key questions with a systems-level perspective, emerging with actionable prototypes that receive continued support to develop in Impact Hubs after the innovation journey concludes. Throughout the program, course facilitators and participants are connected across the globe, enabling new and valuable connections and insights by virtue of the networked initiative.

Thanks to catalyzing support from the BMW Foundation, Communities for Change piloted in five Impact Hubs in 2018.

Learn more about the pilot, local initiatives and lessons learned here.

Beyond (un)employment is a translocal convening program which aims to tackle unemployment, not with the typical top-down approach but instead by encouraging interventions led by citizens of diverse backgrounds. Supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation, this 18-month program tackles local issues by taking 100 participants across five European Impact Hubs through three phases: uncovering issues, conceiving solutions, and piloting interventions. Beyond (un)employment works towards solving unemployment issues from the bottom up, one step at a time.