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On The Ground With Comprehensive Community Initiatives

This publication summarizes the major programs of ten initiatives, including sources and amounts of funding as well as positive individual and neighborhood impacts. Some of these initiatives began with a comprehensive approach in the 1990s, while others began as single purpose initiatives and gradually became comprehensive over many years. This study highlights proven elements of each initiative's program. It was not intended to be, nor was it conducted as, an evaluation. The 10 initiatives are Bethel New Life in Chicago, IL Chinatown Community Development Center in San Francisco, CA Chicanos Por La Causa in Phoenix, AZ Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Roxbury, MA Greater Williamsburg Collaborative in Brooklyn, NY Marshall Heights Community Development Organization in Washington, D.C. Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council in Bronx, NY Neighborhood and Family Initiative Collaborative in Milwaukee, WI Community Building In Partnership in Baltimore, MD and Vollintine-Evergreen Community Association in Memphis, TN.