M4 is a collective of citizens in Manchester nurturing self and social change
We recognise citizens as an essential fourth element in social change, alongside the public sector, private sector and voluntary/third sector.
Our vision is to create space for human growth and liberation, and do so in four ways:
- Core – our inner well-being.
- Collective – the work we co-create together.
- Collaborative – the work we do with others.
- Movement – the change we inspire in the world.
We recognise common challenges in all humans and across cultures, yet also see the importance of place-driven innovation. As Manchester based citizens, we start with change in ourselves and in our own community – hence ‘Manchester to the power of 4’!
How we work?
HOW we work in driving social change, from the individual self through to the movements we engage in, is as important as the WHAT we create, and the reasons WHY we do the work we do.
Through M4, we create safe and inclusive spaces to get curious about HOW we nurture both self and social change. We enable people to become both self- and socially-aware in their work.
The results? Identifying and engaging with your whole and authentic self, and taking that into your work and communities, creating the social conditions that enable others to feel liberation and growth too.
What we do?
Working as a CORE, we come together to commune, learn and support each other, exploring different ways to increase our self-awareness and facilitate social impact through our unique and individual gifts.
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Working as a COLLECTIVE, we explore and co-create safe and inclusive spaces to work on positive change in a holistic, human-centred way with open-minded, progressive and socially-conscious groups and organisation looking to drive change. Attend oune of our eve
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Working in COLLABORATION, we take notice of and promote strength, wholeness and well-being of self, others and space to innovate the social impact work we design and deliver interdependently
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Working towards a MOVEMENT, we explore, share and celebrate alternative-ways of working that inspire and catalyse our own and others work in nurturing self and social change.
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Who is involved?
M4 is an open & independent gathering of citizens based in Manchester with a range of skills and experiences including facilitation, coaching, action research, co-production, human-centred design, digital transformation, innovation, strategy, planning and campaigning.
As individuals, we are involved in a variety of projects across the region including DivaManc, Jam & Justice, Citizen-i, Street Support Network, Manchester Homelessness Charter, Parliament Project North, Manchester City of Sanctuary, Bike Hive, PushPedalScoot, National College for Teaching and Learning and many more.
We welcome anyone that shares our values to be part of M4.
We want to co-create Manchester4 together, so this website is very much a work in progress. If you share these values and would like to get involved, we would love to connect with you.