ERIC Number: ED053357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Community Organization.
Foundation for Community Development, Durham, NC.
This booklet is designed to assist persons who are beginning to work as community organizers. Community organization follows certain patterns: (1) The organizer must enter the neighborhood and learn about its people and problems in the community; (2) The people then get together to form Neighborhood Councils to work on the specific problems of their neighborhood; (3) These councils develop strength through successfully dealing with neighborhood problems. A community is defined as an area where people live and/or a group of people who have common interests. Organization is defined as combining different people into one working body. The overall purpose of community organization is to form a group that can take action on community problems. Guidelines in this handbook are given basically to help the poor help themselves. Ways of securing funds and acting effectively politically are described. (CK)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Economically Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Guidelines, Political Influences, Problem Solving
Community Organization Project, Southern Regional Council, Inc., 5 Forsyth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30303 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Community Development, Durham, NC.