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Recent Publications by Chris Brown


Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Schools: Appendix: Case Studies

The appendix brings together the five case studies of community organizing groups carried out as part of the Indicators Project on Education Organizing. Each report describes the background and context of the organization’s work and…


Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Schools: Case Study: Austin Interfaith

Austin Interfaith, founded in 1985, is a multi-issue group made up of forty-five religious congregations, schools, and other institutions. Austin Interfaith is an affiliate of the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation Network, which developed the Alliance…


Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Schools: Case Study: New York ACORN

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a nation-wide, multi-issue organization composed of neighborhood-based chapters that organize communities to advance the interests of low- and moderate-income families. Its areas of emphasis include…


Bringing Community Organizing into the School Reform Picture

Community organizing is growing in importance as a means of achieving and sustaining urban school reform. The authors identify eight distinct areas in which community organizing groups are connecting community capacity to school improvement. Leadership…
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Key Projects by Chris Brown

A Study of Cultural Leaders’ Reflections on Cultural Participation: Philadelphia Cultural Participation Benchmark Project

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