A critical look at a contemporary welfare-to-work program in the light of the historic settlement ideal

Sarah Sloan Kreutziger, Richard Ager, Judith S. Lewis, Suzanne England

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Abstract

This paper explores the differences and similarities between the historic settlements and a venture of two universities to develop supportive services in housing developments that promote financial and personal self-sufficiency for the residents. Our school of social work participates with a vision of a contemporary neighborhood ideal composed of such concepts as empowerment, participating consciousness, community building, the learning organization, and an asset/strengths perspective. Our experiences inform our curriculum and provide a perspective on what changes are needed if social work is to have a strong future in this type of community work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-69
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Community Practice
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2001

Keywords

  • Campus Affiliates Program
  • Community building
  • Community practice
  • Empowerment
  • Housing Development Welfare Reform
  • Hull House
  • Neighborhood ideal
  • Social settlements
  • Strengths perspective
  • Support services
  • University-Community partnerships
  • Welfare-to-Work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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