Report

Fred Blackwell gives an insider look at managing local conflict and community change as a site coordinator for Casey's 10-year, 10-city Making Connections initiative. 

June 25, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The delicate balancing act between local engagement and national expectations.

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    The challenges of including residents in preconceived community change outcomes.

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    How Oakland, CA implemented Casey's Making Connections community change initiative.

Key Takeaway

Accolades for Casey's focus and technical assistance in moving Making Connections forward

According to Fred Blackwell, the foundation deserves a whole lot of praise, "The way the technical assistance delivery was set up was innovative and fantastic. The development of a set of core capacities that needed to exist in a community in order to deliver outcomes was right on point. The notion that you need to focus on a set of common ground outcomes was very important. In this kind of work, without that kind of focus, you rarely accomplish anything."

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