Chapter 11

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Web Resources

  • ACORN— This website is a good source for a description of the various ACORN campaigns around the United States.
  • COMM-ORG (The On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development)— This is a wonderful website that provides course syllabi, papers, and an electronic newsgroup for community organizers. It also identifies resources, such as videos, books, and data, that may be useful for organizers.
  • Community Organizing Toolbox— This is another excellent website for commu­nity organizers. It provides interesting case studies, tools, and other material that may be helpful to students and others entering the field of community organizing.
  • Consensus Organizing Center— This project, located in the School of Social Work at San Diego State University, provides support for consensus organizing strategies.
  • Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Network— The DART Network is a congregation-based organization focusing on social justice issues. In addition to providing basic information on the organization, this website provides very detailed instruction on how people can involve their congregation in the network and their activities.
  • Gamaliel Foundation— This website provides information on the programs and activities of the Gamaliel Foundation and its affiliates.
  • Highlander Research and Education Center— The Highlander Center is the premier education center for workers involved in economic and social justice. This website is an excellent source for information on the history of the center as well as its current activities.
  • Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)— This is the most compre­hensive site for a description of IAF activities. It provides a history of the organization and information about its activities and local affiliates.
  • Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization— The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization is an ecumenical organization working on social justice issues, especially in Latin America. The site provides a description of some of their main programs.
  • PICO National Network— This site makes available news and discussions of the activities of state PICO federations, as well as information on their major focus areas.
  • Trends in Metropolitan Regionalism— This site is a good source for data and information on metropolitan regionalism. The site is sup­ported by the Center for Metropolitan Studies and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Who Rules America?— This is a comprehensive website developed by sociologist William Domhoff on power structure research. It provides discussion papers, case studies, and full references on research into the power structure of communities in America.