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Title: MISSION COALITION ORGANIZATION AND THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM - LESSONS FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Author(s): M MILLER
Corporate Author: Volunteer - the National Ctr for Citizen Involvement
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

Volunteer - the National Ctr for Citizen Involvement
Boulder, CO 80306
Grant Number: 78-CA-AX-0126
Sale Source: Volunteer - the National Ctr for Citizen Involvement
P.O. Box 4179
Boulder, CO 80306
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PAPER ON THE MISSION COALITION ORGANIZATION (MCO) OF SAN FRANCISCO, WHICH ENCOURAGED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SEPARATE RESIDENT ORGANIZATION TO RUN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM, SHOWS WHAT PROBLEMS CAN OCCUR.
Abstract: SINCE THE 1960'S, THE ROLE OF MASS-BASED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE DELIVERY OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN DEBATED. THE MCO EXPERIENCE SHOWS HOW AN AGGRESSIVE, UNITED, AND POWERFUL ORGANIZAITON CAN BE DESTROYED. IN 1968, THE MCO WAS FORMED IN RESPONSE TO PLANS FOR A MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IN THE MISSION AREA OF SAN FRANCISCO. ITS ACTIVITIES WERE DIVERSIFIED TO INCLUDE MOBILIZATIONS AROUND CITY SERVICE ISSUES, SCHOOL ISSUES, AND LANDLORD-TENANT ISSUES. BY 1969, MCO HAD A REPUTATION AS AN INFLUENTIAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION. DURING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM TWO SEPARATE CORPORATIONS WITH CLOSE TIES TO MCO WERE FORMED--THE MISSION MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD CORPORATION AND THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (HDC). THESE LACKED THE POWER AND THE MONEY TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE MISSION AND BECAME THE TARGET FOR FRUSTRATION ABOUT HOUSING THAT EMERGED IN THE MISSION. MCO SHIFTED FOCUS TO THE HDC FROM OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES, LOST FUNDING, AND LOST ITS MOST TALENTED PEOPLE TO AN INADEQUATE PROGRAM. FROM 1969-71, THE MCO DETERIORATED COMPLETELY. ITS EXPERIENCE SHOULD BE USED FOR OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE CONSIDERING GETTING INVOLVED IN SEPARATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Citizen associations; Community resources; Community support; Federal programs; Model programs; Organization development; Pilot cities; Planning; Program coordination; Services effectiveness
Note: THIS DOCUMENT AVAILABLE ON MICROFICHE AS NCJ-71057. VOLUNTEER ORGANIZING AGAINST CRIME SERIES
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