Our journey is guided by Ten Principles for Collective Action:
A Shared Agenda Embedding principles of economic and social justice, collective work and responsibility, workplace democracy, asset development and community peace initiatives to lift up underserved families and communities.
Research and Evidence-based Practice Applying research and evidence-based practices to inform our work and strategy.
Partnerships with High-Performing Organizations and Businesses Aligning with strategic partners with a shared commitment to, and capacity for high performance.
Leadership Engagement Ensuring EDs/CEOs of our partner institutions share this agenda and prioritize implementation and to view leadership as a moral vocation.
Rigorous Outcomes, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement Using a framework and methodology for both process and outcome evaluation and embracing the ethic of continuous improvement.
Collaborative Management Information Systems Tracking not only Revolution Institute outcomes, but tracking cross-agency and inter-agency inputs, outputs, outcomes, impact and value chain performance.
Communal “Table” for Cross-Sector Work Working bi-laterally and structurally with individual practitioners and institutions, while simultaneously creating a common and communal table for public/private and cross sector stakeholders.
Communication Rooted in Dignity and Humanity Telling our story. We must define ourselves, speak for ourselves and control our own narrative.
Policy, Advocacy and Organizing Championing the aspirations of our constituents, partners and community through policy, advocacy and organizing.
Sustainability and Replication Delivering on a resource development strategy to support our work over a sustained period of time. We must promote the gospel for the indispensable need to share promising practices.
Participating Value Chain Organizations and Institutions (in formation)
Chicagoland Accelerators and Incubators
African American Leadership and Policy Institute
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Chicago Jobs Council
Chicagoland Regional Cooperatives Network
Community Development Corporations
Employers and Trade Associations
Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities
Municipal, County, State and Federal Government
Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Chicago
Social Service Agencies
Technical and Vocational Training Institutions
City Colleges of Chicago
Social Impact Investments in Building the Value Chain at Revolution Institute (as of March 2021)
Initial investment from anchor donor: $1,000,000 (committed)