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Common Purpose Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America

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ISBN-10: 0385475330

ISBN-13: 9780385475334

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lisbeth B. Schorr

List price: $19.95
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In her previous book, Within Our Reach, renowned Harvard social analyst Lisbeth Schorr examined pilot social programs that were successful in helping disadvantaged youth and families. But as those cutting-edge programs were expanded, the very qualities that had made them initially successful were jettisoned, and less than half of them ultimately survived. As a result, these groundbreaking programs never made a dent on the national or statewide level. Lisbeth Schorr has spent the past seven years researching and identifying large-scale programs across the country that are promising to reduce, on a community- or citywide level, child abuse, school failure, teenage pregnancy, and welfare…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Spreading and Sustaining Success
What Works and Why We Have So Little of It
Spreading What Works Beyond the Hothouse
Taming Bureaucracies to Support What Works
A New Focus on Results
Finding Out What Works
Reforming Systems
Beyond Welfare Repeal: Real Welfare Reform
Strengthening a Collapsing Child Protection System
Educating America's Children
Rebuilding Communities
Synergy: Putting It All Together to Transform Neighborhoods
Epilogue: We Can Achieve Our Common Purpose
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index