Pracademics and Community Change: A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship During Welfare Reform by Odell Cleveland

Pracademics and Community Change: A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship…

byOdell Cleveland, Bob Wineburg

Paperback | June 15, 2011

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Pracademics and Community Change: A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship During Welfare Reform presents the single unified case history of the Welfare Reform Liaison Project (Greensboro, North Carolina), the first faith-based community action agency in the country.The history is recounted by co-founder and CEO, the Reverend Odell Cleveland, and academic consultant Bob Wineburg. In an engaging conversational tone, this story captures the entire process of creating and growing a successful nonprofit organization-which 13 years later is still a success. Told bya black practitioner and white academic who find common ground despite significant differences in background, training, and outlook, this story also takes a frank look at the politics and race relations within social service networks.

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Odell Cleveland (BS in Business Administration, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg; MDiv, Hood Theological Seminary) is the President, CEO, and co-founder of the Welfare Reform Liaison Project. The Reverend Odell Cleveland has wide-ranging teaching experiences at various universities, and he is a nationally certified Peer-to Pee...

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Title:Pracademics and Community Change: A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190616474

ISBN - 13:9780190616472

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"Such an account of how an organization is born and matures over time, all the messiness and personalities involved, is unheard of. The being from but not of the church, and the case study of societal racism, are invaluable. It will be a marvelous text for organization classes." --Diana Garland, Baylor University