The authors describe the experience of the Jewish Association for Neighborhood Centers with its policy of decentralized direction in its community center program. The objectives of the association, they explain, was not only to provide direct services, but also to develop informed lay groups in the neighborhoods in question. Center members themselves would identify neighborhood needs, and neighborhood leaders themselves would guide the programs put in place to meet them. The authors detail the agency's structure and operations, focusing especially on the role of the centers' boards.
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Brodsky, Irving. Bernheim, Elinor K. Neighborhood Participation in Operating a Decentralized Community Center Program. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1951: