A New Change Maker Conversation

Take a few minutes to hang out with Stan Martin of HOPE Buffalo in a new Change Maker Conversation at the Tenacious Change Channel on YouTube.

Stan Martin, MM, of HOPE Buffalo and CAI Global received the 2021 Pay It Forward Award

Stan Martin is a masterful community engager. In this Change Maker Conversation Stan talks with Tom Klaus of Tenacious Change about what it takes to engage the whole community and create meaningful participation in change. Stan is the Buffalo (New York) Office Director and a Senior Trainer for CAI Global. In 2015 Stan returned to his hometown and helped the community launch HOPE Buffalo. Stan tells the story of HOPE Buffalo and talks about what it is like to reconnect with his hometown and build new relationships for the health of the community.

Stan earned his higher education degrees from Stony Brook University (B.A.), where he was also a student athlete, and from the University of Phoenix (Masters of Management). Stan is also a student of experience and brings his experience in community change work to life in this interview.


Jakob Klaus Joins Tenacious Change

Jakob Klaus, MSW, LCSW, Plaid Hound Analysis & Advising, LLC

On December 1, 2021, Jakob Klaus, MSW, LCSW, joined Tenacious Change through his consultancy, Plaid Hound Analysis & Advising. For more than a decade Jakob has been working in social service and social change organizations in the DC/Baltimore area.

He comes to Tenacious Change from his role as a Union Field Representative and Organizer for the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). At AFSCME he gained a reputation as a highly effective negotiator, litigator, adviser, and recruiter. Previously he served as a Regional VP and Shop Steward in the Maryland Social Services Employees Union.

As a social worker he has worked in adult services for the State of Maryland and in private child welfare agencies in Washington, DC. Jakob is a graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He earned his MSW, with concentration in Social Change, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, graduating with honors.

Throughout his undergraduate and graduate experience Jakob worked as a research assistant where he developed his love of policy and program analysis and evaluation. His research experience also led to his contributing to several publications, including Using Complexity Theory for Research and Program Evaluationin which he co-authored a chapter on agent-based modeling. Jakob’s decision to join his father, Tom Klaus, at Tenacious Change expands the research, development, and evaluation capacity of the organization for its signature product, the Tenacious Change Approach. You can reach Jakob Klaus via email at jakob@plaidhound.com. Be sure to welcome him aboard!


The Community Change Experience 2022 is coming!

Planning started for this even in late 2019 and then…the pandemic! Finally, we are planning again and we hope you’ll save the date. Program and registration information will be available on the website in early 2022. See you in Florida!?!

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