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Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
02/20/13 10:23:12PM
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Anyone know resources laying out types of community involvement?


Shared Resources and Materials

Thank you Rebekah! These are great resources, and I am using some of them as examples to show my students the types of products they might be interested in creating themselves based on their experiences. Super helpful.

Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
01/07/13 10:38:49AM
11 posts

Anyone know resources laying out types of community involvement?


Shared Resources and Materials


I am about to start teaching a course on community engagement and am looking for a list or graphic showing the different types of community involvement (e.g., philanthropy, direct action, education, community organizing, cultural activities, etc.).

Does anyone know of any good resources along these lines?

Thanks,

Jenny


updated by @jennifer-hirsch: 10/26/16 02:23:46PM
Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
12/19/12 12:35:42AM
11 posts

New blog post: Re-defining Sustainability


Open Discussions


Deb suggested that I let you all know about new blog posts when they go up. Not sure if this is the best place to do that but let me know if I should post these somewhere else.

New post is up called "Re-defining Sustainability." Would love to hear your comments!

http://jlhirsch.blogspot.com/

Thanks!


updated by @jennifer-hirsch: 10/24/16 03:45:18PM
Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
11/22/12 10:26:58AM
11 posts

New Blog on Environment and Climate Change ABCD


ABCD and the Environment


When I became an ABCD Fellow a few months ago, Jody and I talked about collaborating on an article and presentation about using an ABCD approach for environmental and climate action. As a step in that direction, I have started a new blog: Sustainability - What's Culture Got to Do With It?

I would love to have ABCD colleagues follow and actively comment!

Here's the link: jlhirsch.blogspot.com

Please join me in this conversation!

I am wondering too about the blog section of ABCD in Action. Should I be cross-posting?


updated by @jennifer-hirsch: 10/24/16 03:45:35PM
Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
09/13/12 10:06:29PM
11 posts

Environmental work using ABCD


ABCD and the Environment

Thanks Anne, this looks neat. I hadn't seen it before and am glad to know about it. I also helped develop a mapping exercise, called Mapping Green Assets, if you're interested, at: http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/department/ecco/downloads. In this exercise, we have suggestions for how to collect stories about people and display those in ways connected to or other than mapping. If you use either, I'd love to hear how it goes!

Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
05/22/12 12:50:26PM
11 posts

Environmental work using ABCD


ABCD and the Environment

I am very interested in exploring more links between ABCD and environmental initiatives. The work we do at The Field Museum around community-based climate action can be found here at our website, Chicago Community Climate Action Toolkit.Anyone know other environmental projects using an ABCD approach?


updated by @jennifer-hirsch: 10/24/16 03:45:18PM
Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
05/21/12 08:21:08AM
11 posts

Community organizing vs. Community Development?


ABCD and Community Organizing/Engagement

Looking at community development and community organizing in the Chicago area, I think there is a general difference between these fields in terms of the types of organizations leading or involved in each. At the basic level, I think organizations focused on community organizing tend to be more radical and aimed at overhauling systems, whereas many community development organizations are more institutionalized and mainstream. Of course there are organizations that do both--or network organizations that convene multiple stakeholders that focus on different points of this spectrum. For example, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a community development organization and its lead organizations in communities tend to be CDCs. Whereas an organization like Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is really about community organizing. They partner with CDCs from time to time, but they are also extremely critical of them. An organization like the South Austin Community Coalition tries to combine organizing and development. Another term not mentioned here but crucial is social service organizations--which are different from both community organizing and community development; but often times community development orgs work on social services as well.

Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
05/21/12 08:32:36AM
11 posts

youth and ABCD


ABCD and Youth

Hi Robert,

We just finished a 2-year project on community-based climate action involving 4 neighborhoods, and a lot of the work was led by and focused on youth. The project is called Chicago Community Climate Action Toolkit. Look especially at the community pages onForest Glen and South Chicago. I particularly like therain barrel video that a Boy Scout from Forest Glen made all on his own. Also note that the South Chicago South East Green Gallery video was produced by youth. Finally, you might be interested in taking a look at the Youth Development climate action model page. This page highlights the different ways in which climate action can promote youth development as a "co-benefit," building on the strengths of youth and youth programs that already exist in communities.

Jennifer Hirsch
@jennifer-hirsch
05/21/12 09:59:21AM
11 posts

Great Case Studies or Statistics to support ABCD?


Data, Evaluation, and Research

Another site I just discovered that has some great case studies is Positive Deviance Initiative.

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