ERIC Number: ED208169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Developing, Managing and Operating Community Service Centers.
Ringers, Joseph, Jr.
This manual presents ideas, techniques, strategies, and suggestions for those interested in creating interagency programs and planning development of Community Service Centers. Chapter 1 overviews linkages leading to formation of Community Service Centers. It considers motivation, levels of interagency linkages, and interagency opportunities for secondary and elementary schools. Chapter 2 is devoted to organizing for desired change in a community. It includes ideas for personal plans and identification and engagement of allies. Chapter 3 discusses developing plans and strategies for change. Participative decision making techniques for reaching consensus are discussed as are strategies for dealing with bureaucracies and reaching understandings to bind participating agencies to a course of action. Chapter 4 focuses on obstacles to creating linkages and methods to avoid or overcome them. Chapters 5 and 6 address spatial arrangements, management and operation of community service centers, and other considerations for dealing with facility factors and building management. The focus of chapter 7 is key questions and factors to monitor to ensure success. Chapter 8 contains information about places where interagency projects and community centers have been initiated. Reference materials and agencies for further assistance are identified. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Community Centers, Community Change, Community Education, Community Programs, Community Services, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Elementary Schools, Facility Planning, Human Services, Program Administration, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Secondary Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Governor's Office, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.