Theory of Hope
Our team has transformed the traditional process of developing a logic model and theory of change, into a theory of hope. Snyder’s 1980 article Hope Theory: Rainbows in the Mind explores the evolution of hope theory. Snyder defines hope as the perceived capability to derive pathways to desired goals, and motivate oneself via agency thinking to use those pathways. Realizing words are not enough to communicate what we hope, we created a visual Theory of Hope model for AKA. The road is a metaphor for our work, it begins but does not end, our vision and what we see continues after our work in communities is complete.