Youth-led Community Organizing: Theory And Action by Melvin Delgado

Youth-led Community Organizing: Theory And Action

byMelvin Delgado, Lee Staples

Paperback | September 27, 2007

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Youth-led organizing, a burgeoning movement that empowers young people while simultaneously enabling them to make substantive contributions to their communities, is increasingly receiving attention from scholars, activists, and the media. Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples, recognized leaders insocial work macro practice and community organization, have produced the first comprehensive study of this dynamic field. Their well-organized book takes an important step toward bridging the gap between academic knowledge and community practice in this growing area. The authors socialjustice-rooted perspective on the fields conceptual and practical foundations is an effective basis for analyzing youth-led community organizing, but they also offer glimpses of successful groups in action and helpful insight into how fledgling organizations can become stronger. These groups andtheir young participants represent the politics and activism of the future, and Delgado and Staples have produced a lucid, thoughtful guide to their key aspects and recent developments that students and researchers of community organization, not to mention the organizers and their facilitatorsthemselves, are sure to find both inspiring and useful.

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Melvin Delgado is a Professor of Social Work and the Chair of Macro Practice at Boston University's School of Social Work. Lee Staples is Clinical Professor of Social Work at Boston University's School of Social Work.

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Title:Youth-led Community Organizing: Theory And ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:September 27, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195182766

ISBN - 13:9780195182767

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Setting the Context. 1. Overview of Youth-Led Community Organizing2. Social and Economic Justice Foundation3. Overview of Community Organizing, Youth-Led Field and Youth-Led OrganizingSection 2: Conceptual Foundation for Youth-Led Community Organizing. 4. Guiding Principles and Analytical Framework5. Participatory Democracy6. Leadership Development7. Recruitment, Screening, Preparation and Support of Youth-Led Community Organizers8. Cross-Cutting Theoretical and Practice ThemesSection 3: A View and Lessons from the Field. 9. Case Study: Youth 1st in Jackson Square! (Jovenes Primero! (Boston, Massachusetts)10. Challenges Inherent in Youth-Led Organizing11. Epilogue