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A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community ChangePartnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods$
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Paula Allen-Meares, Tina R. Shanks, Larry M. Gant, Leslie Hollingsworth, and Patricia L. Miller

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190463311

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.001.0001

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Building and Maintaining Community Capacity

Building and Maintaining Community Capacity

How the TAC Supported Neighborhood Organizations

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(p.117) 7 Building and Maintaining Community Capacity
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A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change
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Trina R. Shanks

Leslie Hollingsworth

Patricia L. Miller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.003.0007

Abstract: This chapter focuses on the work the UMSSW/TAC did to support development of neighborhood organizations, especially smaller nonprofits (NPOs) that did not have large budgets. This entailed a variety of strategies including workshops, a leadership academy designed specifically for NPOs, individual and small group consultations, coaching, and personnel resources including placing graduate student interns and VISTA volunteers. The chapter also summarizes initial recommendations for systems development to create a coordinated system of care in each neighborhood, with a focus on youth development programming for those between the ages of 0 and 18. It ends by describing the youth development strategy that the Skillman Foundation ultimately pursued, as well as efforts to support the alignment of youth programming across the domains of youth development, youth employment, and career-themed education.

Keywords:   nonprofit organizations, neighborhood organizations, community capacity, community capacity-building, system of care, youth development, youth programming, community-based nonprofits

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