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Befriending: The American Samaritans
By Popular Press 1
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mpn: 43192-411815, ean: 9780879727000, isbn: 9780879727000,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
This book relates the founding in America, and evaluates the effectiveness of, a branch of the worldwide organization of volunteers known as the Samaritans, committed to the prevention of suicide through the simple means of “listening therapy.” Great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Monica Dickens was best known in England as a novelist; in America, as the founder of the U.S. Samaritans. Today Samaritans are in every large city of the country. Volunteers work twenty-four hours a day,

Community Volunteers in Japan: Everyday stories of social change (Japan Anthropology Workshop)
By Brand: Routledge
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ean: 9780415546065, isbn: 0415546060,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews
Volunteering is a recent and highly visible phenomenon in Japan, adopted as a meaningful social activity by millions of Japanese and covered widely in the Japanese media. This book, based on extensive original research, tells the stories of community volunteers who make social change through their everyday acts. It discusses their experiences in children's activities, the parent-teachers association, juvenile delinquency prevention campaigns, and care of the elderly. It explores their conflicts

Research for What?: Making Engaged Scholarship Matter (Advances in Service-Learning Research)
By Information Age Publishing
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
Research on service-learning and community engagement has exploded over the past decade. It is a field now characterized by increasing methodological and theoretical sophistication, vast quantitative and qualitative studies, interdisciplinary research, myriad subjects, and the internationalization of scholarship. The papers in this volume were selected from nearly 100 presentations made at the 2009 annual conference of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters
By Simon Pulse Beyond Words
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mpn: black & white illustrations, black & whi, ean: 9781582704647, isbn: 1582704643,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.At age eleven, Jessica Markowitz learned that girls in Rwanda are often not allowed to attend school, and Richards Rwanda took shape. During his sophomore year of high school, Zach Steinfeld put his love of baking to good use and started the Baking for Breast

Living Democracy: Communities as Classrooms, Students as Citizens
By Kettering Foundation
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews
At Auburn University, in Alabama, students may take part in a summer-long embedded community experience called “Living Democracy.” This project has its roots in higher education's long history of civic engagement, but it takes a different perspective than traditional service learning programs. Rather than pose the question, “What does your community need?” the project organizers asked, “What could a student learn about democratic civic engagement while living in your community for ten

Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women
By Brand: Rowman Littlefield Publishers
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
Women around the world routinely suffer from beatings, rape, torture and murder. These are not the practices of a few demented individuals, but are often institutionalized, culturally-sanctioned behaviors. Millions of women live in a constant state of isolation, terror and fear; for most, escape is nearly impossible due to economic, social, or cultural restrictions. Forsaken Females describes the many types of global brutalization that occur against women: including feticide, infanticide,

The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule Is Giving Way to Shared Governance -- and Why Politics Will Never Be the Same
By Brand: Vanderbilt University Press
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ean: 9780826515414, isbn: 082651541X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Beneath the national radar, the relationship between citizens and government is undergoing a dramatic shift. More than ever before, citizens are educated, skeptical, and capable of bringing the decision-making process to a sudden halt. Public officials and other leaders are tired of confrontation and desperate for resources. In order to address persistent challenges like education, race relations, crime prevention, land use planning, and economic development, communities have been forced to

Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World
By Brand: Long Haul Press
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
Intended for individuals who want to start, strengthen, or revitalize a group to address a community issue, this indispensable guide includes a series of practical steps that help build a successful community orgranization and offers sample cases that more clearly illustrate each step. In addition to addressing common problems that are often encountered, the book also discusses how to run engaging meetings, recruit and motivate community members, raise necessary funds, and turn a passion into

Where Am I Giving: A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference
By Wiley
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Your gifts connect you to a world of givingAmericans are generous with their pocketbooks, but trying to make a difference and actually making a difference are two different things. Where Am I Giving? by New York Times bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman takes you on a journey to meet people who will inspire you to live a purpose-filled, generous life and make the greatest impact you can through your career, time, consumer dollars, and donations.Starting in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and

Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy
By PM Press
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ean: 9781604866544, isbn: 1604866543,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Organized into four sections, this collection of essays is geared toward activists engaging with the dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. These essays and interviews present powerful lessons for transformative organizing. It offers a firsthand look at the challenges and the opportunities of antiracist work in white communities, feminist work with men, and bringing women of color feminism into the heart of social movements. Drawing on

Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America (Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies)
By Indiana University Press
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
This collection brings together the views of a stellar assemblage of scholars, practitioners,... and a host of other talented and distinguished citizens of the independent sector.... A ‘must read.’ ―Philanthropy MonthlyA useful addition to the libraries of researchers on the third sector.'' ―Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector QuarterlyThe nonprofit sector in America consists of some 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations, ranging in size from storefront human services agencies and one-room

Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Change
By Rowman Littlefield Education
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ean: 9781607095194, isbn: 160709519X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Service-Learning and Social Justice provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. Cipolle describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for their schools. Writing in a conversational style, the author explains service-learning's unlimited potential in terms of student

Men and Women Adrift: The YMCA and the YWCA in the City
By Brand: NYU Press
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
The YMCA and the YWCA have been an integral part of America's urban landscape since their emergence almost 150 years ago. Yet the significant influence these organizations had on American society has been largely overlooked. Men and Women Adrift explores the role of the YMCA and YWCA in shaping the identities of America's urban population. Examining the urban experiences of the single young men and women who came to the cities in search of employment and personal freedom, these essays trace the

Community Service and Social Responsibility in Youth
By University of Chicago Press
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ean: 9780226964836, isbn: 0226964833,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
James Youniss and Miranda Yates present a sophisticated analysis of community service's beneficial effects on adolescents' political and moral identity. Using a case study from a predominantly Black, urban high school in Washington, D.C., Youniss and Yates build on the insights of Erik Erikson on the social and historical nature of identity development. They show that service at a soup kitchen as part of a course on social justice gives youth the opportunity to reflect on their status in

50 Ways to Help Your Community: A Handbook for Change
By Main Street Books
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ean: 9780385472340, isbn: 038547234X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
If you’re concerned about the future of our children, the quality of our schools, the safety of our neighborhoods, the homeless or hungry, battered women, abused children, the elderly, or the environment, 50 Ways to Help Your Community provides powerful examples and easy-to-follow instructions so you can make a difference in your community.   The people in this book are ordinary men, women, and youngsters who have started programs that you can become a part of, replicate, or adapt to your

Creating Vibrant Communities: How Individuals and Organizations from Diverse Sectors of Society Are Coming Together to Reduce Poverty in Canada
By Brand: BPS Books
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ean: 9780980923162, isbn: 0980923166,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
Equal parts inspiration, perspiration, and information -- a book that is sure to take the Vibrant Communities story to new heights as it begins its next exciting phase.In Canada, ''poverty reduction'' is no longer a ''wouldn't it be nice'' dream discussed after yet another failure to make a dent in an age-old problem. It's a living, breathing, exhilarating reality.Why?Because all across the country people are approaching poverty in a positive, creative, and energetic way. They are doing so

Courage Is Contagious: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things To Change The Face Of America
By Main Street Books
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780385491488, isbn: 9780385491488,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
A modern-day Profiles in Courage about twenty people who are doing heroic things to improve the lives of their fellow Americans.Now available in trade paperback, Courage Is Contagious is a remarkable document about everyday people helping to reshape America. Written by Congressman John Kasich, the book profiles twenty men and women from across the country who have, through their own courage, determination, and generous hearts, attempted to improve the lot of their fellow citizens. The values

The Soup Sisters Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes to Warm Hearts . . . One Bowl at a Time
By Appetite by Random House
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mpn: 9780449015599, ean: 9780449015599, isbn: 0449015599,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook gives you heartwarming soups to prepare and share throughout the year. The Soup Sisters Cookbook showcases scrumptious recipes from the ''souper volunteers'' of the Soup Sisters and recipes from many of Canada's top celebrity chefs--including Michael Stadtlander, Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman, Massimo Capra, Anna Olson, Michael Bonacini and Elizabeth Baird. With 100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook is certain to

Deconstructing Service-Learning: Research Exploring Context, Participation, and Impacts (Advances in Service-Learning Research)
By Brand: Information Age Publishing
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ean: 9781593110703, isbn: 1593110707,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
This work looks at service learning. It cover such topics as: challenges for service-learning research; enhancing theory-based research on service learning; dilemmas of service learning teachers; the diffusion of academic service learning in teacher education; and more.Used Book in Good Condition.

Serving Those in Need : A Handbook for Managing Faith-Based Human Services Organizations
By Jossey-Bass
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ean: 9780787942960, isbn: 0787942960,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Given the increased pressures and higher demand on social-service organizations, faith-based providers must find ways to increase their effectiveness while maintaining their religious distinctiveness. Serving Those in Need provides practical answers for those engaged in the delivery of human and social services. The editor and contributors draw from their deep commitment to faith, from a sense that religion plays a powerfully important role in people's lives and in our public life. For those

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