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Long-Term Community Action Leader Releases Book

Ted Edlich was an incredible trailblazer for 40 years as the president & CEO of TAP. Now he shares the ingredients of his success to help others elevate their work to higher levels. Edlich was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Community Action Partnership’s Robert M. Coard Innovation Award.

Aftershock (book): The Basis for Inequality for All (documentary)

Community Action Book Club – Selection for February 2014 – Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future by Robert B. Reich and the documentary Inequality for All accompanied by a Reader’s Guide,which can be used to generate community engagement. The Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, the Missiouri Association for Community Action, and North Dakota Community Action have co-hosted screenings of this film.

A Mindful Nation

Community Action Book Club – Selection for November 2013 – A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit by Congressman Tim Ryan was suggested by Ted Edlich, President & CEO of Total Action for Progress, Inc. TAP is a Community Action Agency based in Roanoke, Virginia.

Searching for Sugar Man – Academy Award WINNER – Best Documentary Feature

Community Action Book Club – Selection for April 2013 – Searching for Sugar Man – Something different this month – a film rather than a book! This Academy Award winning feature documentary can help with reflecting on how we much we really understand about those we serve and on our own lives as well.

Poverty, Politics, and Race: The View from Down Here

Community Action Book Club – Selection for March 2013 – Poverty, Politics, and Race: The View from Down Here by Dorothy Inman-Johnson who served as Executive Director of the Capital Area Community Action Agency in Tallahassee, Florida from 1998-2012.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Community Action Book Club – Selection for February 2013 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo – for her reporting from disadvantaged communities the author has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.

So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America

Community Action Book Club – Selection for January 2013 – So Rich, So Poor by Peter Edelman was the focus of the first event of the United Planning Organization’s Public Forum Series entitled Facing Poverty. UPO is the community action agency serving Washington, D.C.

The Power of Half – Redefining the American Dream

The Power of Half – Redefining the American Dream: Family Sells Their House and Gives Half the Proceeds to Charity. During the holiday season, CAAs experience a frenzy of interest and support from people wanting to reach out and help others in their community. Strategies such as The Power of Half are needed to extend this commitment to a higher level throughout the year to help with basic needs and to promote addressing the underlying causes of poverty.

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America

Community Action Book Club – Selection for October 2012 – Geoffrey Canada created the Harlem Children’s Zone where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America (excerpt from GoodReads.com). HCZ was used as the model for the Promise Neighborhoods initiative established by the Obama administration.

Book Published by Former North Carolina CAP Director

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 (Greensboro, North Carolina), the first faith-based community action agency in the country.