Reproduction of the original: Neighborhood Stories by Zona Gale
... was to meet 'em unbeknownst; but one that her mind was cut out, careful, by a pattern part of her own selecting, and not a pattern just laid on to it, haphazard, by the folks that she lived neighbor to, and went with when she went.
Author: Zona Gale
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
The high cost of building affordable housing in New York, and cities like it, has long been a topic of urgent debate. Yet despite its paramount importance and the endless work of public and private groups to find ways to provide it, affordable housing continues to be an elusive commodity in New York City—and increasingly so in our current economic and political climate. In a timely, captivating memoir, Carol Lamberg weighs in on this vital issue with the lessons she learned and the successes she won while working with the Settlement Housing Fund, where she was executive director from 1983 until 2014. Lamberg provides a unique perspective on the great changes that have swept the housing arena since the curtailment of the welfare state in the 1970s, and spells out what is needed to address today’s housing problems. In a tradition of “big city” social work memoirs stretching back to Jane Addams, Lamberg reflects on the social purpose, vision, and practical challenges of the projects she’s been involved in, while vividly capturing the life and times of those who engaged in the creation and maintenance of housing and those who have benefited from it. Using a wealth of interviews with managers and residents alike, alongside the author’s firsthand experiences, this book depicts examples of successful community development between 1975 and 1997 in the Bronx and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In the “West Bronx Story,” Lamberg details the painful but ultimately exhilarating development of eighteen buildings that comprise New Settlement Apartments—a dramatic transformation of a devastated neighborhood into a thriving community. In “A Tale of Two Bridges,” the author depicts a different path to success, along with its particular challenges. The redevelopment of this area on the Lower East Side involved six different Federal housing programs and consisted of six residential sites, a running track, and a large scale supermarket. To this day, forty years later, all the buildings remain strong. With Neighborhood Success Stories, Lamberg offers a roadmap to making affordable housing a reality with the key ingredients of dogged persistence, group efforts, and creative coalition building. Her powerful memoir provides hope and practical encouragement in times that are more challenging than ever.
We also launched co-ventures with neighborhood organizations and tended to avoid wheel reinvention. We made an early connection with the Citizens Advice Bureau, later renamed BronxWorks. The group had offices in various Bronx ...
Author: Carol Lamberg
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
One landlord, on learning that he was a new professor at Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, quickly steered him away from the neighborhood he was inquiring about. “You wouldn't want to live here!
Author: Jennifer Howe Peace
Publisher: Orbis Books
Category: Intercultural communication
Practical ways to make your neighborhood come alive!
They truly are local heroes, and we tell many of their stories in this book. But there are thousands more stories that we couldn't fit in. Each neighborhood is different, yet local heroes all share the passion, patience, ...
Author: Jay Walljasper
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Political Science
Measures for Community and Neighborhood Research, by Mary L. Ohmer, Claudia Coulton, Darcy A. Freedman, Joanne L. Sobeck, and Jaime Booth, is the first book of its kind to compile measures focused on communities and neighborhoods in one accessible resource. Organized into two main sections, the first provides the rationale, structure and purpose, and analysis of methodological issues, along with a conceptual and theoretical framework; the second section contains 10 chapters that synthesize, analyze, and describe measures for community and neighborhood research, with tables that summarize highlighted measures. The book will get readers thinking about which aspects of the neighborhood may be most important to measure in different research designs and also help researchers, practitioners, funders, and others more closely examine the impact of their work in communities and neighborhoods.
82): • Serious crime: combined all stories about five types of crimes, including homicides and burglaries (Neighborhood M = 14.04) • Disorder crime news: combined all stories that mentioned five other non-traffic offences, ...
Author: Mary L. Ohmer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
The Trinity can be understood as a social community with members speaking and listening to one another in love, or, as Luther understood the Trinity, as conversation, then God's mission essentially involves in mission-in-dialogue. Byungohk Lee contends the church has to embrace the dialogical dimension in missional terms because the triune God is the subject of mission. The missional church conversation has taken it for granted that local churches should speak and listen to their neighbors. In contrast, for many churches in Asia, including Korea, mission has generally tended to be practiced in a monological, rather than dialogical, manner. The neighbor has not been regarded as a conversational partner of the church, but only as the object for its mission. In Listening to the Neighbor Lee shows that some local churches have participated in God's mission by listening to their neighbors. He argues that listening is not a technique, but a multifaceted learning process in missional terms. The church must nurture its hearts, eyes, and ears in order to listen to the sigh of its neighbors.
(2) Develop new eyes for your neighborhood. (3) Teach Radical neighborliness. (4) Map the neighborhood. (5) Listen to neighborhood stories. (6) Discern what God is up to in the neighborhood. (7) Get involved.
Author: Byungohk Lee
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The steep rise in neighborhood associations in post-Katrina New Orleans is commonly presented in starkly positive or negative terms – either romanticized narratives of community influence or dismissals of false consciousness and powerlessness to elite interests. In A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort Stephen Danley offers a messier and ultimately more complete picture of these groups as simultaneously crucial but tenuous social actors. Through a comparative case study based on extensive fieldwork in post-Katrina New Orleans, Danley follows activists in their efforts to rebuild their communities, while also examining the dark underbelly of NIMBYism ("not in my backyard"), characterized by racism and classism. He elucidates how neighborhood activists were tremendously inspired in their defense of their communities, at times outwitting developers or other perceived threats to neighborhood life, but they could be equally creative in discriminating against potential neighbors and fighting to keep others out of their communities. Considering the plight of grassroots activism in the context of national and global urban challenges, A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort immerses the reader in the daily minutiae of post-Katrina life to reveal how multiple groups responded to the same crisis with inconsistent and often ad-hoc approaches, visions, and results.
local streets, or a database of blighted houses, neighborhood organizations provide critical information to a variety of municipal systems. One local activist told me an apocryphal story about neighborhood activists and their role in ...
Author: Stephen Danley
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Social Science
Building on the lessons of early labor leaders, civil rights volunteers, and political activists, Jim Diers has developed his own models and successful strategies for community development. Neighbor Power chronicles his involvement with Seattle�s communities. This book not only gives hope that participatory democracy is possible, but it offers practical applications and invaluable lessons for ordinary, caring citizens who want to make a difference. It also provides government officials with inspiring stories and proven programs to help them embrace citizen activists as true partners. Diers�s experience is extensive. He began as a community organizer in 1976, then moved on to help establish and staff a system of consumer-elected medical center councils. This led him to Seattle city government, where he served under three mayors as the first director of the Department of Neighborhoods, recognized as the national leader in such efforts. In the 1990s, Jim Diers helped Seattle neighborhoods face challenges ranging from gang violence to urban growth. The Neighborhood Matching Fund grew to support over 400 community self-help projects each year while a community-driven planning process involved 30,000 people. Diers provides evidence that productive community life is thriving, not just in Seattle, Washington, but in towns and cities across the globe. Both practical and inspiring, Neighbor Power offers real-life examples of how to build active, creative neighborhoods and enjoy the rich results of community empowerment.
When the newspaper was deluged with hundreds of powerful submittals, however, its editors decided to feature several good-neighbor stories each day during the week before the holiday. An insurance company agreed to print greeting cards ...
Author: Jim A. Diers
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Providing concrete examples for citizens and government officials, Diers describes a successful program to support community self-help projects and a community-driven planning process that involved 30,000 people.
When the newspaper was deluged with hundreds of powerful submittals , however , its editors decided to feature several good - neighbor stories each day during the week before the holiday . An insurance company agreed to print greeting ...
Author: Jim Diers
Publisher: University of Washington Press
A historic guide to Washington, D.C.’s neighborhoods, featuring photographs, maps, and beautiful drawings. - Get off the National Mall and enjoy nine walking and driving tours of Washington, D.C.’s historic neighborhood - Discover the hidden history of the nation’s capital with tales of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy. - Experience the overlooked architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square. Owner of A Tour de Force Guided Tours, D.C. historian Jeanne Fogle leads her readers through the hidden sites and history of Washington, D.C.’s neighborhoods. Charming sketches by Edward Fogle and vintage photographs accompany each tour, casting a new light on the city. Visitors and local alike will be surprised and delighted by the discoveries that can be made beyond the monuments.
After forty years, revitalization has come to Shaw, and history and gentrification are mixed in the neighborhood now known as “the New U.” Toward the end of the ... Chapter 1 Lafayette Square and the President's Neighborhood Stories of.
Author: Jeanne Fogle
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing