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  • 09 Feb 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • JHU Carey School of Business


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Topic: Network Centric Community Organizing and the Changing Role of the Community Organizer


Frankie Blackburn
Founder and Former Executive Director
IMPACT Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

Noelle T. Haile
Network Building Manager
IMPACT Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

William Traynor
Founder and Former Executive Director
Lawrence Community Works
Lawrence, MA

Winta Teferi
Program Analyst
Office on African Affairs Executive Office of Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Washington, DC
former Program Director
IMPACT Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

In recent years, a growing number of community development organizations around the country have started to make a shift from a traditional form of community organizing practice, which has roots in the union organizing model, to a more loosely affiliated network based organizing model.   Two of these organizations leading the move towards the network centric model of organizing are IMPACT Silver Spring <http://www.impactsilverspring.org>  and Lawrence Community Works <http://www.lcworks.org> .   In context of rapidly urbanizing and diversifying communities, the network centric organizing model offers strategies for optimizing the exchange of value in a place based community, leading to increased participation of individuals in community life at multiple levels – social, civic and economic.

The presenters will use the experiences of IMPACT Silver Spring and Lawrence Community Works to share the role of the organizer in context of a network centric model for community development. From an OD perspective, this is a great opportunity to:
  • Explore the implications of this shift on organizational development and
  • Learn some of the limitations of the current funding culture and the nonprofit organizational frame.
SIG Leader: Frank Page | fcpage@yahoo.com

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