The Resource Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city, Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher

Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city, Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher

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Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city
Title
Settlement houses under siege
Title remainder
the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city
Statement of responsibility
Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Settlement Houses Under Siege: The Struggle to Sustain Community Organizations in New York City examines the past, present, and future of the settlement house in particular and nonprofit community-based services as a whole. Too often viewed as an artifact of the Progressive era, the settlement house remains today, in a variety of guises, a vital instrument capable of strengthening the social capital of impoverished communities. Yet it has been under attack in recent years, particularly in New York City. Cutbacks in social service funding at federal, state, and local levels during the late 1990s left many nonprofit agencies in an essentially untenable position, dependent on a public sector interested primarily in cutting costs. Both this trend and a concomitant shift to privatization continue today, challenging the flexibility and creativity of social service administrators and undermining neighborhoods and community organizations
  • The findings contained in this book extend well beyond just settlement houses. The tension between the ever more restrictive business practices required by government contracts and the provision of effective social services is a powerful trend in the larger world of nonprofit agencies. Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher offer a ground-level exploration of the complexity of developing and implementing a service-based community-building agenda in a hostile climate. Community building, they argue, will be the most important social service work of the twenty-first century. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with directors and staff members of social service and nonprofit agencies throughout New York City, Settlement Houses Under Siege makes the case for a holistic view of the structural pressures confronting poor communities, one that seeks not only to reposition the idea of social service and revision social assets in a conservative age but also to pose important questions about our broader civic life
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fabricant, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
HV91
LC item number
.F29 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fisher, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human services
  • Human services
  • Social settlements
  • Social settlements
  • Human services
  • Human services
  • Social settlements
  • Sozialdienst
  • Finanzierung
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city, Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Fiscal Instability: Rewriting the Contract
  • 4.
  • Infrastructural Decline
  • 5.
  • The Pressures and Fissures of Social Work
  • 6.
  • Scarce Resources: Rationing and Narrowing the Content of Social Services
  • 7.
  • Navigating the Current Fiscal Turbulence While Struggling to Chart a Social Services Future
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 3.
  • Rethinking the Purposes and Practices of Not-for-Profit Social Services
  • 8.
  • From Corporatized Contracting to Community Building
  • History Matters: Settlements and Not-for-Profit Social Service Financing
  • 1.
  • The Settlement House in Context: From Henry Street to Head Start
  • 2.
  • Privatization, Contracting, and Not-for-Profits Since 1975
  • pt. 2.
  • Contracting and Corporatized Social Services: Voices from the Field
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780231119306
Lccn
2001047218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47739521
  • (OCoLC)ocm47739521
Label
Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city, Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Fiscal Instability: Rewriting the Contract
  • 4.
  • Infrastructural Decline
  • 5.
  • The Pressures and Fissures of Social Work
  • 6.
  • Scarce Resources: Rationing and Narrowing the Content of Social Services
  • 7.
  • Navigating the Current Fiscal Turbulence While Struggling to Chart a Social Services Future
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 3.
  • Rethinking the Purposes and Practices of Not-for-Profit Social Services
  • 8.
  • From Corporatized Contracting to Community Building
  • History Matters: Settlements and Not-for-Profit Social Service Financing
  • 1.
  • The Settlement House in Context: From Henry Street to Head Start
  • 2.
  • Privatization, Contracting, and Not-for-Profits Since 1975
  • pt. 2.
  • Contracting and Corporatized Social Services: Voices from the Field
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780231119306
Lccn
2001047218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47739521
  • (OCoLC)ocm47739521

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