Neighborworks Case Study

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Introduction NeighborWorks is an organization that creates affordable housing and community development for families, individuals, and communities. For the last 40 years, Neighbor Works have established 245 independent non-profit organizations (NeighborWorks, 2017). In 1968 Dorothy Richardson rallied with her neighbors in Pittsburgh to help restore the decaying apartments and homes. This created the first organization movement of NeighborWorks. It created and impact of Richardson’s motivation to clean up the community that in 1975 Bill Whiteside created The Urban Investment Task Force. The Urban Reinvestment Task Force mirrored the NeighborWorks program. However, Whiteside wanted to branch out and fix other neighborhoods. In 1978, …show more content…
Wells Fargo, JP Morgan and Chase, Ford Foundation, and Morgan Stanley are a few of the private sectors that support their organization. In addition, peer non-profits, federal agencies, and academic institutions (NeighborWroks, 2017). Incorporating public and private sectors in current projects and future projected goals brings them into constant change of behavioral, social, development of infrastructure. It allows those that are suffering not to feel excluded and have the perception that the government is not helping them. Community capacity building was created to strengthen the skills and promote solutions to problems in away that transforms and creates control over physical, social, economic and cultural environments (What is community capacity building? 2014). Community capacity seeks to avoid any conflict want to maintain harmony and not challenge the federal government and private sector corporations that have an investment in the organization. It is a continuous effort that takes time and that is the reason that NeighborWorks created such an extensive five-year of changes and goals. It is imperative that they consider the commitment of making sure that the answer who is excluded from the community leadership? Whose interest are being served or not being served? Whose is not being heard in the community development? (What is community capacity building? …show more content…
They want to stay true to the mission and vision for the organization. Over the past 40 years they have impacted many communities and strive to continue train volunteers and other organizations that want to take part redeveloping communities. Community capacity will always be an evolving entity, that will change with environment. As long as NeighborWorks continues to focus on their principles and objectives they will continue succeed with their

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