Systems Change Strategies is a strategic consulting firm that partners with progressive causes and organizations to advance big, complex projects.
Garnering a record-breaking amount of public feedback on RI education policy
In 2022 the Rhode Island Department of Education needed to collect and record significant public input for their proposed “Readiness-Based Graduation Requirements to Reimagine High School,” a major curriculum change in State regulations.
Generating millions of impressions about the dangers of fentanyl
In 2021, 435 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to overdose (3 out of every 4 overdose deaths involved fentanyl). The highest number of lives lost ever recorded to date in RI. To respond to this public health, RI has developed a strategic plan to address the epidemic, including the creation of PreventOverdoseRI.org (PORI). PORI offers the latest data on addiction and overdose in RI and provides resources on preventing overdose and safer drug use.
Leading the most robust public engagement process in Providence’s history
With roughly $166 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of Providence faced an enormous problem: how to distribute these funds in a manner that brought relief to those hit hardest by COVID-19 and address long-standing issues exacerbated by the pandemic.