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Youth-Led Community Organizing: Theory and Action

Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples


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. This book studies this dynamic field. It takes an important step toward bridging the gap between academic knowledge and community practice in this growing area. The book’s social justice-rooted perspective on the field’s conceptual and practical foundations is an effective basis for analyzing youth-led community organizing, but it also offers glimpses of succ ... More

Keywords: social justice, youth-led community, organizations, communities, contributions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195182767
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182767.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvin Delgado, author
Boston University

Lee Staples, author
Boston University