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Between Movement and EstablishmentOrganizations Advocating for Youth$
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Milbrey W. McLaughlin, W. Richard Scott, and Sarah N. Deschenes

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762106

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762106.001.0001

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Community Organizations: Three Cases

Community Organizations: Three Cases

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(p.99) 6 Community Organizations: Three Cases
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Between Movement and Establishment
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762106.003.0010

This chapter looks at three focal organizations to examine in greater detail the dynamics of effective advocacy organizations and the role they play in improving support systems for urban youth. It considers the Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth in San Francisco, the San Francisco Organizing Project, and the Oakland Community Organizations in Oakland. The chapter provides a brief social and administrative history of the people, processes, and events that led to each organization's “character structure,” understood as a distinctive stance and value system, particular staffing patterns and modes of work, and arrangements with other community actors.

Keywords:   advocacy organizations, urban youth, Organizing Project, Oakland Community Organizations, Coleman Advocates

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