All Print Issues

Nov/Dec 1997

Issue #96


Community Tool Box for Welfare Reform:

In a struggling, isolated Portland neighborhood, a group of neighborhood women have organized a Neighborhood Pride Team (NPT) over the past few years. They started their community building work by […]

Community Development Field

Housing Advocate, Minnesota State Representative Karen Clark

Mention the word “housing” in the Minnesota state legislature, and you’re likely to be referred to the office of Representative Karen Clark. Clark, a lifelong activist for progressive causes and […]

Community Development Field

Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Redefining Community Development

Comprehensive community initiatives borrow heavily from various community development models but at the same time are unique in their structure, strategies, and ambitious goals.


Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Selected Initiatives

Neighborhood Partners Initiative The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Neighborhood Partners Initiative supports community building and neighborhood stabilization projects in one- to five-block neighborhoods in New York City’s South Bronx and […]

Community Development Field

Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Resources and Contacts

Publications There seems to be an unavoidable tension between community groups and foundations in CCIs, according to a study of six case CCIs, included in a recently completed discussion paper, […]


Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Getting the Most from Independent Evaluations

Most of the CCIs now underway in cities and regions around the country have been launched as foundation-sponsored demonstrations; as such they usually include an evaluation component. Here, from an […]

Community Development Field

Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Executive Director Profiles

Emanuel Freeman Emanuel Freeman’s organizing career began in the mid-1960s, soon after he graduated from high school in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. In working to make local institutions accountable to the […]

Editor’s Note

Never Give Up on a Good Idea

In the 1960s, a small group of well-meaning government officials had a great notion: empower the poor to guide their own economic recovery by giving them financial resources and the […]

Organizing Strategy

Oakland Campaign Puts Kids First

Low-income youth and youth of color are often first to feel the effects of shrinking local human service budgets. In Oakland, California – across the Bay from San Francisco – […]


Hiring a Development Director

As small organizations grow, they grapple with the need to raise more and more money. Inevitably, they must consider hiring someone to take charge of fundraising. This is a difficult […]


Guides for Tenants, Landlords, and Neighbors

Every Landlord’s Legal Guide by Marcia Stewart, Janet Portman, and Ralph Warner. $29.95 Every Tenant’s Legal Guide by Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart. $24.95 Neighbor Law by Cora Jordan. $16.95 […]


Financial Modernization – The Newest Threat To Neighborhood Vitality

Does banking legislation have the potential to either devastate or revitalize working class and minority neighborhoods? Well, consider the following scenario. A hard-working single mother rises early and commutes from […]


NHI Activities

Woody Widrow, NHI board member and former Shelterforce editor, was the recipient of one of the New Jersey Tenants Organization (NJTO) Ronald Atlas Tenant Leadership Awards last June. These awards […]