Category Archives: community organizing

European fellows – part of ‘Taking back Chicago’ history

How was the second week of our internship in Chicago? Full of meetings, de)briefings and direct actions – towards social changes. What an interesting dynamics within ‘Chicago Coalition for the Homeless’. My host organization: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is … Continue reading

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Never do for others what they can do for themselves

Before starting anything I had to read the interview with Saul Alinsky (published in Playboy in 1972) first. It is “must-read” paper (from “to-do” list of every single community organizer). This man was an American community organizer and writer. He is … Continue reading

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The importance of organization’s story-building

Thanks to ‘Great Lakes Consortium for international training and development’ & U.S. department funding: eighteen professionals from four European countries could arrive to U.S. at the end of September and attend Legislative fellowship program. They have been learning from American organizations … Continue reading

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