PRACADEMICS AND COMMUNITY CHANGE
A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship During Welfare Reform
Rev. Odell Cleveland, Welfare Reform Liaison Project, CEO
Robert Wineburg, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
From the publisher:
Pracademics and Community Change: A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship During Welfare Reform presents the single unified case history of the Welfare Reform Liaison Project / WRLP (Greensboro, North Carolina), the first faith-based community action agency in the country. The history is recounted by co-founder and CEO, the Reverend Odell Cleveland, and academic consultant Bob Wineburg. In an engaging conversational tone, this story captures the entire process of creating and growing a successful nonprofit organization—which 13 years later is still a success. Told by a black practitioner and white academic who find common ground despite significant differences in background, training, and outlook, this story also takes a frank look at the politics and race relations within social service networks.
• True-to-life portrayal of the obstacles and strategies that come with starting and managing a nonprofit organization
• Unified case history illustrates a range of theoretical concepts relevant to community relations, nonprofit development, and social work
• Engaging conversational tone captures the attention and imagination of readers
• Accompanying primary documents illustrate the creation and development of the organization
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Rev. Odell Cleveland, CEO
Welfare Reform Liaison Project