TWELVE COMMUNITY PROJECT PROFILES
Midwifery Practice and Doula Service, University Medical Center,Stony Brook, New York. A group of community volunteers and health professionals support women during prenatal, labor, delivery, and early postpartum stages.
Diné bí' íína', Inc. (Navajo Lifeways), Navajo Nation (Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado). A collaborative program restores a working understanding of traditional Navajo-Churro sheepherding, sheep raising, and weaving processes.
Eau Claire Community Council, and Community of Shalom, Eau Claire-North Columbia, South Carolina. An interracial, cross-denominational network revitalizes its historic neighborhoods while addressing community problems and local needs.
Proyecto Azteca, San Juan, Hidalgo County, Texas. A grass-roots housing initiative helps migrant farm workers and other low-income residents build and finance their own homes.
Southwest Youth Collaborative, Chicago, Illinois. An organization builds youth and community leadership and enrichment across a constellation of ethnically diverse neighborhoods.
Yaak Valley Forest Community, Yaak Valley, Montana. A remote forest settlement fosters dialogue and consensus to address forest protection and use.
Haitian Citizens Police Academy, Delray Beach, Florida. A citizen group works in conjunction with local police to reduce crime and improve relations between Haitian residents and area officials.
Alaskan Fishing Communities, North Pacific Coast, Alaska. A conservation program dedicated to marine resource management evolves in a region whose traditions and livelihood are largely dependent on fishing.
CHALK-Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids, San Francisco, California. Youth run a peer-to-peer support and crisis intervention phone service.
Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Ithaca, New York. A member-run credit union empowers its members by fostering local investment, economic literacy, and low-income bank services and programs.
HandMade in America Small Town Revitalization Project, Western North Carolina. A project enhances the quality of regional mountain life and culture through community-based economic and development strategies.
The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An inner-city arts and cultural organization rebuilds community through creativity, education, and the physical recovery of the neighborhood.
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