ERIC Number: EJ574881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Can AmeriCorps Build Communities?
Thomson, Ann Marie; Perry, James L.
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, v27 n4 p399-420 Dec 1998
An examination of AmeriCorps in five communities focused on its impact on the capacity of local community-based organizations to achieve community goals. Most partner organizations were unable to build sufficient commitment for self-governance; few programs were designed to encourage collective goals. Getting things done in local communities may clash with the global goal of strengthening communities. (JOW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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