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A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change – Partnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods | Oxford Scholarship Online
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A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change: Partnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods

Paula Allen-Meares, Tina R. Shanks, Larry M. Gant, Leslie Hollingsworth, and Patricia L. Miller

Abstract

Urban renewal has been the dominant approach to revitalizing industrialized communities that fall into decline. Detroit, with its vast majority Black population and struggling auto industry, encountered such decline. The Skillman Foundation sought to engage in a joint effort to bring Detroit back to its position of strength. With its mission of enhancing the development and well-being of children, Skillman entered partnerships with six Detroit neighborhoods with the largest concentrations of children whose well-being and development was at risk. The Foundation solicited the technical assistanc ... More

Keywords: university–community partnerships, embedded foundations, theory of change, urban community development, Skillman Foundation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190463311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paula Allen-Meares, author
University of Illinois-Chicago

Tina R. Shanks, author
University of Michigan

Larry M. Gant, author
University of Michigan

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Contents

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1 Introduction to Good Neighborhoods

Paula G. Allen-Meares

2 Detroit

Reynolds Farley

5 Theories of Change

Leslie Hollingsworth and Larry M. Gant With contributions from Paula Allen-Meares

6 Community Change Process

Leslie Hollingsworth, Larry M. Gant, and Patricia L. Miller *

7 Building and Maintaining Community Capacity

Trina R. Shanks, Leslie Hollingsworth, and Patricia L. Miller

8 Building and Maintaining Community Capacity

Trina R. Shanks and Patricia L. Miller

11 Measurable Results of Good Neighborhoods

Trina R. Shanks, Sonia Harb, and Sue Ann Savas

12 Lessons Learned

Paula G. Allen-Meares, Leslie Hollingsworth and Patricia L. Miller With contributions from Edward Egnatios