Community Projects as Social Activism: From Direct Action to Direct Services by Benjamin Shepard is an engaging and accessible work that will get today's students excited about the very real prospect of achieving lasting, positive change within their communities. It outlines a distinct approach to community practice born out of the intersection among social movements, day-to-day organizing, and the lessons of five decades of community change practices. This invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone involved in community organization, community health, and community activism practice research and policy.

On Community Practice

On community practice

Community Projects as Social Activism is a book about the need for—and the ways to achieve—social organization for a better life. Our world grows ever more populous, new media platforms espouse their ability to connect us socially, and yet many (or most) of us feel a sense of isolation—that we alone are enmeshed in our problems and overcoming them rests only on our own shoulders. The focus of this book is the creation of community, through social organizing in the everyday experience of life. This serves not only to improve our own chances for individual fulfillment and happiness, but is also a way to improve the lives of our communities, and ultimately our world.

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