PSCI 331
Non-Profit Organization and Community Change Spring 2010
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed PSCI 331 / AFR 330
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Two converging realities create a political and intellectual problem: an evolving recognition of the vitality of private sector supported community organization work; and the challenge that such organizations may have to assume a larger role due to reductions in public agency support and declining participation among the poor and racial minorities. In the United States these agencies-essentially NGOs-play important roles in communities and movements, often modeling the very programs adopted by the government. Some, like the Highlander Center, have near-mythical status in our memories about what it means to struggle for social change; others, including HARYOU, were critical in structuring thought about anti-poverty strategies. In recent years some like Teach for America have plunged into the thick of the effort to keep public education a viable option. This tutorial examines the role of non-profits and social justice work in the United States focusing on the non-profit as a type, governance and staffing, fund-raising and persecution.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3205
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: five 3-page papers and a final paper of 15 pages
Prerequisites: an interest in and experience with community-based organizations involved in advocacy work with adult citizens on race, economics, equity, or other issues
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 331 Division II AFR 330 Division II
Attributes: PSCI American Politics Courses
PSCI Research Courses

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