Neighborhood Participation in Operating a Decentralized Community Center Program

By Irving Brodsky, Elinor K. Bernheim

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, March 1951

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.

Topic: Management and Administration, NGOs, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Services, Empowerment, Nonprofits, Community Building, Communal Organization, Community Centers

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/No. 3

Page Number(s): 288-297

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
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: 288-297. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5795


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