Systems Change

We confront and leverage systems

Being a leader in systems change means to focus on equitable outcomes for everyone.  Systems change is the WHY of the work ahead and the HOW of change.  At EMBOLDEN Action, we explore new ways of thinking about the self-and organizational-journey.  Systems change requires longevity and an holistic approach.  Identifying leverages and opportunities for small yet impactful change leads to learned behavior and alignment of diverse thoughts and ideas which help to impact the system. 


Our Work in Systems

Creation of National Community Engagement Framework

  • Worked with national non-profit and its senior leaders to establish a comprehensive
    and flexible framework incorporating community engagement, equity, systems think
    and systems change

Partnership to address place based equity

  • Liaison to community advisory committee

  • Advocacy at state legislation to address housing tax credits to benefit the community

  • Connections and capacity building with local stakeholders to establish program services


Curriculum Development

  • Creation of systems change curriculum for non-profit agencies delivered virtually


Systems Dynamics

  • Coordination of learning circles on systems dynamics with Washington State University at St. Louis 

Thought Leadership Presentations:

  • “Systems Thinking with an Equity Lens” Workshop, YMCA of the USA, National Diversity & Inclusion Conference

  • “Partnerships With Purpose:  Housing for Texans” Panelist, 2017 Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Associations Conference 

Our Approach to Systems

"Reeshemah is a tremendous self-starter who thrives on change; an astute navigator through complex issues;

an outstanding project manager."

- Senior Director, national Non-profit Organization