Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community ChangePartnering to Improve Life Outcomes for Youth and Families in Under-Served Neighborhoods$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 October 2020

Helping Communities Design Governance Structures

Helping Communities Design Governance Structures

The Technical Assistance Center Approach

(p.145) 9 Helping Communities Design Governance Structures
A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

Larry M. Gant

Oxford University Press

Abstract: This chapter reviews the bylaws written by six community governance boards taking part in Good Neighborhoods, a comprehensive community initiative concerned with improving the health and well-being of children and youth living in Detroit. A policy review of bylaws suggested that the bylaws are predominantly characteristic of a community-building model of community organizing, with some elements of a power-based model of community organizing. Technical assistance providers can provide technical assistance based on their experience working with boards and their perceptions of board assets and needs. However, a more effective approach might be one in which technical assistance providers develop technical assistance activities and content in collaboration with board feedback. The use of program documentation, such as bylaws, can aid in developing conceptually based technical assistance.

Keywords:   bylaws, community governance boards, technical assistance, models of community organizing, community-based programs

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .