Reemberto Rodriguez, Director of the Silver Spring Regional Services Center, sent us a link to his List of Lists for Community Engagement and Neighborhood Revitalization. He calls it an “amateurish personal list” but he’s been building it with “a bunch of renegade friends, family, and foes”. We found several good resources there that hadn’t yet made it to our linkrolls:
Free Libraries Online
(from Reemberto’s list of Web-Sites For Community Building, Organizing, and Leadership)
- Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing – includes detailed summaries of each resource so users can find the resources that are most useful for their evaluation needs. Most of the resources — case studies, tools and methodologies, and theoretical approaches to evaluation — are broadly available to the public, either through free downloads from the organization’s website, or through an e-mail request.
- communityplanning.net – Provides easily accessible how-to-do-it best practice information of international scope and relevance.
(from his Blogs on CE and NR list)
- Civic Blogger, Robert Voigt, Urban Planner – sharing and analyzing information on citizen engagement in public projects and plans
- The Neighbors Campaign – a collaboration of nonprofits, government agencies, and grassroots leaders are linking residents to services – and to each other
- Community Engagement & Neighborhood Revitalization (Reemberto’s blog)
(from his list of Community Engagement Books Worth Reading)
- “Consensus Organizing“, Mike Eirchler, Sage Publications, Inc., 2007
- “We Make Change: Community Organizers Talk About What They Do – and Why“, Kristing Layng Szakos and Joe Szakos, Vanderbilt Univ. Press, 2007
- “Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World”, Michael Jacoby Brown, Long Haul Press, 2006