Journal of Community Power BUilding, Vol. IV

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Wed Mar 26 09:27:10 CDT 2008

[ed:  thanks to Warren for the description of NHS's work in Baltimore.  
Others are welcome.]

From: "Warren Nelson" <wnelson at>

Here in Baltimore, we do a training for neighborhood associations we
work with called "Receivership" whereby an association can apply to
acquire abandoned property if they can show they have the wherewithal to
develop the property.  Another training we do is called "Sharing Power"
based on a training done by a local IAF organization called BUILD
(Baltimoreans United for Leadership Development).


Warren Nelson

Community Organizer

Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore

4115 Frederick Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21229-

(410) 644-1904 ext.14

(C) (410) 818-7076

Fax (410) 646-1030

wnelson at

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> Now available - The Journal of Community Power Building- Volume IV
> In this fourth edition of The Journal of Community Power Building, the
> writers explore the definitions of community and community boundaries:
> who are the people with whom CDCs work? When a CDC carries out
> leadership development or speaks of pursuing justice, who does it
> involve in its action plans? Who perhaps is excluded from its outreach?
> With each edition of the Power Journal, we are collecting stories about
> community development "from the field." They are written
> by CDC staff, board members, leaders and program participants and they
> document successes, reflections, and frustrations.
> Power-building and organizing are long-term commitments as CDCs and
> their members need coalitions that include neighbors,
> elected officials, and other local organizations in order to build the
> political strength needed to address community issues. We
> hope that over time, the Power Journal will become a critical reservoir
> of field observations about the community development field.
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