Urban Sanctuaries: Neighborhood Organizations in the Lives and Futures of Inner-City Youth / Edition 1

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A comprehensive look at inner-city youth programs. Urban Sanctuaries analyzes the strategies of community leaders and organizations. The author describes how these leaders create and sustain youth programs in spite of enormous challenges.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a beam of light in the dark world of inner-city youth, and as beams of light often do, it shows the way." —from the foreword by John W. Gardner, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and founder of Common Cause

"Urban Sanctuaries is a well-written, absorbing account of an endangered species, our inner-city youth, and of the adults who work hard to save them. This book is must reading for anyone who professes to care about the future of today's youth." —Mary Rose Main, national executive director, Girl Scouts of the United States of America

"Urban Sanctuaries builds a compelling and moving case for the effectiveness of community-based programs for inner-city adolescents." —Paul Simon, U.S. Senator

"In contrast to policy reports that detail statistics on youth problems and big system responses, this book immerses us in the rich reality of young people's hopes and challenges and shows us the power of seemingly modest programs to support the youth they believe in." —Karen Johnson Pittman, director, AED Center for Youth Development and Policy Research

Reprint of the 1994 original with a new 12 p. introduction and bibliographic notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787959418
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2001
  • Edition description: Pbk
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,133,708
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

MILBREY W. MCLAUGHLIN is the David Jacks Professor of Education and Public Policy at Stanford University.

MERITA A. IRBY is cofounder and director of programs for the Forum for Youth Investments, an initiative of the International Youth Foundation.

JULIET LANGMAN is assistant professor of bicultural-bilingual studies at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

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Table of Contents

1. Neighborhood Organizations: Places of Hope in the Inner City.

2. The Hopefuls: Six Teens with a Bright Future.

3. The Wizards: Three Homegrown Community Leaders.

4. More Wizards: Three Outsiders Who Have Earned Respect.

5. What Matters Most? Common Traits of Wizards and Their Organizations.

6. Making Vision a Reality: The People Who Make it Work.

7. Building the Program's Family.

8. Volunteers: A Mixed Blessing.

9. Finding Resources: The Struggle to Fund Neighborhood Programs.

10. Sustaining Places of Hope: How Three Programs Negotiate Support in One City.

11. Keeping Hope Alive: An Appeal for Action.

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