ERIC Number: ED317942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Building Communities of Support for Families in Poverty.
Slinski, Margaret D.
The Master Teacher in Family Life model, developed by the University of Massachusetts Cooperative Extension, is intended to provide natural leaders within poor communities with information that will enable them to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Building on strengths from within the community, the program trains leaders to: (1) support and advise individuals in need of family life information; (2) encourage networking within the poor community through information sharing and group building; and (3) begin community development efforts in order to maintain long-term change in quality of life for adults and youth living in inner city poverty. This document contains a description of the program, a summary of Master Teacher in Family Life accomplishments for the rural model in fiscal year 1990, and a brief outline of Springfield Master Teacher in Family Life Programming accomplishments for the Inner City Project in fiscal year 1989. (TE)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Coordination, Community Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Life Education, Inner City, Leadership Training, Low Income Groups, Models, Social Change, Social Networks, Youth Leaders
University of Massachusetts, 15 Straw Avenue, Northhampton, MA 01060.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Cooperative Extension Service.