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A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community ChangePartnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods$
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Paula Allen-Meares, Tina R. Shanks, Larry M. Gant, Leslie Hollingsworth, and Patricia L. Miller

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190463311

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.001.0001

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Introduction to Good Neighborhoods

Introduction to Good Neighborhoods

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1 Introduction to Good Neighborhoods
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A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change
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Paula Allen-Meares

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.003.0001

This introductory chapter describes the Skillman Foundation’s vision for the Good Neighborhoods program and introduces the six communities that were the target of the Foundation’s work for change and the theories of change. The chapter further addresses the emergence and development of the partnership between an embedded foundation and the University of Michigan School of Social Work, which led to the creation, organization, and funding of the Technical Assistance Center (TAC). The organization, processes, and planning required for the implementation of the change process is described. The chapter provides a context for the process that evolved during the economic and social catastrophes that impacted Detroit.

Keywords:   neighborhood missions, Skillman Foundation, theory of change, partnership, University of Michigan, Technical Assistance Center, embedded

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