AISR Senior Research Associate Joanna Geller's article "Community Engagement: The Secret Ingredient" appears in the latest issue of the National Civic Review, a publication of the National Civic League and Jossey-Bass.

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Community Engagement: The Secret Ingredient
The National Civic Review (Spring 2015)


"At P.S. 63 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a group of reformers called the Neighborhood Group established a self-governing neighborhood social center. Reformers envisioned that the bottom-up energy, commitment, and ideas of residents would improve opportunities for immigrant children and families. They were optimistic that focusing on a small, defined geographic space and linking neighborhood change efforts with neighborhood schools would positively impact children, families, and the community."