Humanistic Care ® LLC, is a minority owned trademarked and limited liability firm with a home base in Michigan, USA. The organization was founded by Quisha and Omar Brown in 2019. Our overall mission is to support the development and efficiency of programs which are working to decrease the racial wealth gap. We do this using a humanistic racial equity lens. Read on to browse our innovative publications which we use in working with organization to accomplish this mission.
OUR PUBLICATIONS GEARED TOWARDS CLOSING THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP INCLUDE:
Racial Equity Lens Logic Model & Theory of Change Guidebook Buy on Amazon
- RELEASED IN 2021!
This book is a practical step by step guide to help city governments and nonprofits in developing logic models and theories of change using what is called the "Progressive Outcomes Scale” logic model framework. The Progressive Outcomes Scale (POS) approach was developed in 2020 by Quisha Brown in response to the racial wealth gap [exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic] to aid organizations in the immediate need to add a racial equity focus when developing program logic models. The logic model and theory of change development concepts taught in this book can be helpful to identify what actions can be taken to address root causes of racial inequities. This book provides measurable problems and outcome examples that can be used to assess progress, communicate with stakeholders, or to identify areas of improvement. It could also be used to spark brainstorming discussions for other activities an organization might want to pursue.
This guidebook is divided into 3 parts, which are all key to creating a logic model and theory of change with a racial equity focus.
“Quisha helped us create our first theory of change and logic model, and to think through what we were really designed to do as a nonprofit serving individuals with developmental disabilities. The process created important breakthroughs and changed our program model for the better.” ~ Jennifer Roccanti, Executive Director, On My Own of Michigan, Troy, MI
"I am always very impressed with Quisha’s style, depth and "to the point "logic model and theory of change presentations. I appreciate her passion for helping to educate nonprofits on how to develop effective logic models and theories of change in a relatable and easy to understand way." ~ Patricia Fernandez, MS, Goodwill Industries of SWFL, Fort Myers, FL
"Quisha has the innate gifted ability to make what many nonprofits perceive to be hard; easy when it comes to the creation of action-oriented, results-based, data driven logic models and theories of change” ~ Olive Idehen, Nonprofit Consultant, Callive Consulting, Rockville, MD
Logic Model Guidebook for Creating Community Hubs in Communities of Color: For Community Development Corporations (e-Book) Buy on Amazon
- RELEASED IN 2021!
This guidebook is part of the "racial equity lens logic model guidebook" series and was developed to help Community Development Corporations create a Progressive Outcomes Scale (POS) Logic Model for implementing Community Hubs in communities of color. A Community Hub is a central place within a neighborhood which provides supports such as social, health, education, and basic needs for community residents. The guidebook includes everything which is included in the Racial Equity Lens Logic Model & Theory of Change Guidebook, but with a special focus on using the same concepts to create a Community Hub. This guidebook further includes a Project Planning Progressive Outcomes Scale (POS) Logic Model example.
Using this guidebook, Community Development Corporations can create and implement a logic model framework for use in their community data collection and reporting process . The POS logic model and theory of change discussed in this book uses a racial equity lens” with an overarching focus on the improvement of quality of life for residents and not just solely on providing affordable housing. Helping to improve quality of life includes acknowledging and addressing the underlying root causes of poverty through strength-based needs assessments, analysis, intervention planning, developing meaningful external partnerships and measuring the individual progress of people served. All of which are addressed in this short and straightforward guidebook. An additional bonus to both guidebooks in this series is the explanation of how to align Salesforce or other data collection system to the POS Logic Model data collection and reporting approach. The guidebook also comes with a community needs assessment which can be adapted to communities of color and so much more!
Five Steps to Good Decision Making: Activities & Real-Life Discussion Topics for Academic, Social & Emotional Success - Grades 7-11 Buy on Amazon
- ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2016
- RE-PUBLISHED UNDER A NEW NAME IN 2021
Looking for an innovative way to reengage at-risk youth in learning as we move out of the pandemic? This workbook for urban black and brown youth offers realistic and relatable short stories and practical activities that help kids become more aware of everyday life triggers that can lead them down a road of life struggles and generational poverty. It’s highly recommended for Grades 7-11, as they prepare to enter and complete high school. The workbook combines several methodologies such as discussions, interactive role plays and hands on activities. The Five Steps enhance self-awareness and generates thoughtful discussion with youth on commonly found real life issues seen in high crime impoverished communities.
The workbook is most appropriate for youth ages 12-17 who journey through real life stories and questions together (with a Facilitator). The stories are based on actual events and are designed to open natural restorative conversations around real life experiences which urban youth and their families may encounter. It is a story of one family’s journey through the 5 Steps as they try to avoid the “school to prison pipeline”. The characters are 15-year-old Jaleesa, 16-year-old Robert, their Mom Latonia and their Dad Robert Sr.
Restorative conversations using the 5 Steps Workbook provides a series of preventive activities where students use real life stories to understand issues from different perspectives. Real life examples are used to help youth conceptualize how their decisions can impact their future.
What are the Five Steps?
In over 40 years of working with Youth, I have never used a resource that captures the interests and imagination of every person in the group. Practical, thought provoking, and real! ~ Bishop Tony Russell and Pastor Valerie Russell, MAN Network
Every school with high-risk populations should consider implementing this curriculum. ~ Sylvia Santana, Michigan State Senator, District 3, Member of the Governor’s Jail & Pre-Trial Incarceration Task Force
*Specialized Facilitator training is available. Visit www.YouthWorkbook.com to learn more.*