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The Resource The wealth of the poor : how valuing every neighbor restores hope in our cities, Larry M. James

The wealth of the poor : how valuing every neighbor restores hope in our cities, Larry M. James

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The wealth of the poor : how valuing every neighbor restores hope in our cities
Title
The wealth of the poor
Title remainder
how valuing every neighbor restores hope in our cities
Statement of responsibility
Larry M. James
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When most people think of Dallas, they don't think poverty. This captivating memoir by first-time author James, a Church of Christ minister before heading up CitySquare (formerly Central Dallas Ministries) reveals what the Big D's 28 percent inner-city poverty rate looks like at home. James and CitySquare approach economically poor neighborhoods by first identifying their critical assets--social capital, survival skills, indigenous knowledge, and capacity for change--in a process James calls "re-neighboring." Skillfully blending social entrepreneurism, an adroit acquaintance with urban planning policies, and a profound love for his neighbors, James and CitySquare are not only lifting individuals out of poverty, but economically revitalizing neighborhoods by incubating for-profit microenterprises, including landscaping, a used-car lot, and even solar power
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Larry M
Dewey number
261.8/325097642812
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV639.P6
LC item number
J36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church work with the poor
  • Urban poor
  • Social justice
Label
The wealth of the poor : how valuing every neighbor restores hope in our cities, Larry M. James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
A church that welcomes strange people -- like me -- Hunger -- The story of Hazel -- Josefina and the wealth of the poor -- Beyond charity : the Christmas store -- Hunger is every body's business -- Health -- The story of Priscilla -- Health of one impacts the health of all -- Turning over tables : venturing into the brawl that is public policy -- Social enterprise : non-profit meets the marketplace -- Housing -- The story of Charles -- Housing first : a key in every pocket -- A neighborhood in vertical -- Hope -- The story of Marva -- Fear stands in the way of hope -- Can we package hope?
Control code
17531585
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780891123804
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012043078
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn818865950
Label
The wealth of the poor : how valuing every neighbor restores hope in our cities, Larry M. James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
A church that welcomes strange people -- like me -- Hunger -- The story of Hazel -- Josefina and the wealth of the poor -- Beyond charity : the Christmas store -- Hunger is every body's business -- Health -- The story of Priscilla -- Health of one impacts the health of all -- Turning over tables : venturing into the brawl that is public policy -- Social enterprise : non-profit meets the marketplace -- Housing -- The story of Charles -- Housing first : a key in every pocket -- A neighborhood in vertical -- Hope -- The story of Marva -- Fear stands in the way of hope -- Can we package hope?
Control code
17531585
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780891123804
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012043078
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn818865950

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