The Catalytic Impact Institute (TCII) is a new philanthropic organisation looking to contribute to improving outcomes for all 7 – 17 year olds in NSW. Members of the forming organisation have been learning from research, young people and youth sector leaders about what strategies might enable transformative impact.
I was involved in initial discovery work for TCII which led to creation of the Youth Accountability Project (YAP). The 10-year intended impact of YAP is to improve outcomes of all young people aged 7 – 15 years in NSW by increasing youth empowerment and adult accountability.
For this initial discovery program I conducted interviews with senior leaders across the youth-led and youth-focused systems in NSW.
Additionally, through desk research I provided a systems architecture comprising of an ecosystem and systems narrative illustrating the Victorian Government priorities and structure related to driving outcomes for children and young people in Victoria. A list of key insights were provided.These artefacts were used to inform co-creation workshops with young people and to support thinking about possibilities for outcome improvement through Collective Impact in NSW.
Supporting discovery research
UX Australia Design Research conference
Designing with Young People w Disability
Training for Organisations and Practitioners
with people with Lived Experience