Education Center for Community Organizing
Silberman School of Social
Work at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035
phone 212-396-7531, fax 212-396-7647
My WebPage:Terry Mizrahi, Director
The Education Center for Community Organizing (ECCO) at Hunter
College School of Social Work in New York City was founded in 1982 to
strengthen the effectiveness of organizers in the neighborhoods and
human service agencies. ECCO has assisted over 5,000 human service workers
and community organizers through workshops, conferences, festivals,
forums, consultations, written materials, training and skills development.
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- a resource for organizers
- consultation and training
- an initiator of new projects
to build organizers' skills and knowledge
- video, audio & print
library & training materials
We Have Done:
- Monthly Organizers' Coffee
- Basic Organizing Skills
- Conferences on Organizing
in Diverse Society
- The Coalition Project
For Social Change Network
- A Celebration of Organizing
in the Eighties: The Life of Saul Alinsky
- The Women Organizers'
Project (see below)
- Resource Files and Library
- Film and Video Festivals
- Community Organizers'
- Child Welfare Organizing
- Organizers' Technology
- On-Line Reports and Papers
ECCO Initiated Projects
Reports & Research
organizing strategies and case examples in addressing issues relating
Community and Labor Organizing:
Trends and Techniques for the Classroom & Field, 1998-2000.
Integrating Distance Learning Technologies
Into Community Organizing-1999- 2000
Basic Principles for Organizing:
Perspectives from Practice.
Organizing: For A Change (a career guide)
Educating for Social
Change: The Impact of an Innovtive Interdisciplinary Community Organizing
Course on Hunter Students' Career and Civic Pursiuts. (with Andrea
Case); Presented at ACOSA Symposium at Council on Social Work Education,
An Innovative Model for
Teaching A Community Organizing Course at Hunter College (with Christina
Danguilan, MPH), 1998.
The Coalition Project Coalitions:
Enhancing Capacity and Effectiveness
The research and training project which started in 1985 develops and
refines techniques to help diverse organizations work together more
effectively through its research, training, and publications (with Beth
Strategic Partnerships: Building Effective Collaborations and Coalitions
Content: Definitions; Advantages and disadvantages; Essential components
of coalition development; Successful coalitions; Planning suggestions
for structuring interagency collaborations; Managing dynamic tensions;
Recommended readings; (250 pages)
Computers For Social Change (CFSC) Network
Since 1986 the CFSC Network has promoted the use and accessibility of
information technology as a tool for community organizing, empowerment,
and progressive social change. Directory and database available.
The Women Organizers'
Founded in 1987, the Women Organizers' Project serves as an information
clearing house, conducts research on Feminist organizing, holds workshops
and support groups, and produces written and video materials to strengthen
women's roles as organizers and leaders.
Publications & Video
Women, Organizing, and Diversity: Struggling with the Issues
(30 min. Video)
Organizing video script
Organizing, and Diversity
(Workbook and Guide to accompany video, 88 pages)
Women Organizers: A
Beginning Collection of References and Resources (34 pages)
Women on the Advance: Highlights
of a Conference of Fifty Women Organizers from Across the Country (32
Women Resources Books
A Framework for Feminist Organizing
* PDF file requires Adobe Acrobat to view. If you do not have it click
here for free download.
Cost: $65.00 for all materials
The Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP)
Begun in 1995 by ECCO, the purpose of the Child Welfare Organizing Project
is to organize and empower clients of the child welfare system to influence
its policies and programs. CWOP is now an independent organization,
giving voice to parents whose children are at risk for, or are in, foster
Michael Arsham, Executive Director email: firstname.lastname@example.org
80 E 110 ST #1E
New York, NY 10029
For Additional Networking Resources:
See The Association For Community Organization and Social Administration
ACOSA Website: www.acosa.org
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(For more information on membership and resource materials, please,
write/fax/email your questions to us!) Make checks payable to: ECCO/SSSW.
For more information on the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College; http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork