|COMM-ORG Papers 2003||
Blanc et al.: From the Ground Up
| Preface | Summary | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Appendices | Cited Works and Notes | Acknowledgements and About Authors |
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Throughout this report, all names used are pseudonyms with the exception of public officials and LSNA staff.
See Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, Vintage Books, New York, 1971; Robert Fisher, Let the People Decide, Neighborhood Organizing in America, updated edition, Twayne Publishers, New York, 1994.
 See David Chrislip and Carl Larsen, Collaborative Leadership, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1994; Max DePree, Leadership is an Art, Dell Publishing Group, New York, 1989, Leading Without Power, Shepard Foundation, Holland Michigan, 1997; Francis Moore Lappe and Paul DuBois, The Quickening of America, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1994.
As of October 2001, fair market rent rates in Chicago, as calculated by the U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development in 2001 were: $581 for a studio, $661 for a one bedroom, $788 for a 2 bedroom, $985 for a 3 bedroom and $1102 for a 4 bedroom ()
Metropolitan Planning Council. “Providing rental housing in the Chicago region: challenges and issues.” 2001.
The Chicago Association of Realtors. www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?mpid-www.realtor.com/ 2001.
 The staff, like the Board and the officers, reflect the predominantly Latino make-up of Logan Square. The Executive Director and several of the full-time organizers are white (although Spanish speaking) but virtually all of the approximately 15 person office-based staff Latino
To preserve confidentiality, people’s real names are not used in this . exception is where we are quoting directly from other public documents.
 An analysis conducted by RFA in May 2001 of test score data (available from the Chicago Public Schools website) showed that
7 elementary schools affiliated with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association had an average increase in students scoring above the bottom quartile in reading on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills that was greater than the citywide average between 1991 and 2000. In Logan Square, the percent of students in the top three national quartiles increased from 41% to 65%. Citywide, the percent of students scoring in the top three quartiles nationally started higher, at 51%, but increased only 20 points to 71%. The average percent of low-income students in the seven Logan Square schools was 93% in comparison to a district-wide average of 84% low-income. The percent of students with limited English proficiency in Logan Square was 31% in comparison to 16% district-wide.
This information is based on a press release for the 32nd Annual Congress, May 1994.
“Bridging social capital” refers to the networks of trust and
mutual obligation that exist across differing groups, be they linguistic, social class, or status, as with teachers and parents. ,
 LIHTF, Low Income Housing Trust Fund, is a city program which provides rental subsidies to qualified landlords who rent at a reduced rate to qualified low-income tenants.