Category Archives: Community organizing

A citizen-led approach to Health and care

Public services can get better results by ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’, drawing on the strengths and assets of individuals and communities to improve outcomes. This is known as an ‘asset-based’ approach and would require fundamental changes to the … Continue reading

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Community Organizing Models

Assessing unique social action approaches throughout history to determine their ongoing influence and to assess new or adapted models emerging today. Models Summarized: Alinksy, Faith-Based Community Organizing, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Civil Disobedience, Conciousness-Raising,  Asset-Based Community Development,  Spiritual Activism,  Social … Continue reading

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The Collective Leadership Framework for Community Change

Collective leadership is still an emerging field, so there is not one,common definition. It is, however, about embracing and marshalling human, cultural and technological resources in ways that enable local people to work together to improve their communities for the … Continue reading

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Mass Localism – A way to help small communities solve big social challenges

Policymakers increasingly recognise that many of the solutions to major social challenges – from tackling climate change to improving public health – need to be much more local. Local solutions are frequently very effective, as they reflect the needs of … Continue reading

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Saul Alinsky, community organizing and rules for radicals

Saul Alinsky‘s work is an important reference point for thinking about community organizing and community development. His books Reveille for Radicals (1946) and Rules for Radicals (1971) were both classic explorations of organizing and remain popular today. Mike Seal examines … Continue reading

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#yeswecamp: nosotros sí podemos

Read Las TIC han generado posibilidades reales de participación:  “No somos los mismos desde que estamos en las redes sociales”, decía Castells en motivo de la revolución Egipcia. Las redes sociales, abundantes en posibilidades de participación, han causado un empoderamiento … Continue reading

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Critically engaged learning: connecting to young lives

Critically engaged learning This book – the finale in a trilogy by the authors – traces the way in which a number of disadvantaged schools and communities were able to move beyond deficit, victim-blaming and pathologizing approaches and access resources … Continue reading

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