ERIC Number: ED358177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Building Strong Communities: Strategies for Urban Change. Conference Proceedings (Cleveland, Ohio, May 13-15, 1992).
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
This publication presents the proceedings of a conference that brought together local leaders who are working for change in distressed communities in 16 cities. An overview discusses the background for the conference and describes common themes that emerged during its proceedings. The next section contains the keynote address, "Race, Class, and Poverty in Urban America: A Comparative Perspective" (William J. Wilson). Another section offers summaries of six conference sessions on the following topics: (1) neighborhoods as entry points for change; (2) the implications of an asset orientation for urban change strategies; (3) structuring effective community services; (4) dealing with race and ethnicity in urban change strategies; (5) moving toward community-responsive schools; and (6) a dialogue with the sponsoring foundations. A final section contains the following five conference papers, which were the basis for the sessions: (1) "Neighborhoods as an Entry Point for Change" (Ronald Shiffman); (2) "The Implications of an Asset Orientation for Urban Change Strategies" (Blandina C. Ramirez); (3) "Structuring Effective Community Services" (Audrey Rowe); (4) "Dealing with Race and Ethnicity in Urban Change Strategies" (Peter B. Edelman); and (5) "Toward Community-Responsive Schools" (Ralph R. Smith and Michelle Fine). Includes a listing of conference participants and their affiliations. (JB)
Descriptors: Community Change, Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Problems, Community Role, Community Services, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Inner City, Leadership, Philanthropic Foundations, Racial Relations, School Community Relationship, Urban Improvement, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A