Free Community Action Guide
You've watched Seeking Solutions with Hedrick Smith and you're ready to reclaim your block, neighborhood or community but, how can you and your neighbors overcome teen violence or combat street or hate crime? The Seeking Solutions Community Action Guide is designed to help you get started.
Selected segments from the Seeking Solutions program have been matched up with discussion questions so you can begin a dialogue with your neighbors in order to find answers to the problems you want to correct. The video segments are packaged on a VHS cassette for easy use and will be mailed with the guide while quantities last. If you only have access to the complete program, the guide can be used with it, too.
In addition to the discussion questions, the guide includes a list of resources and tips on how to organize a meeting and be an effective discussion leader.
To request a copy of the Seeking Solutions Community Action Guide and its accompanying video segments, call the South Carolina ETV Outreach Department at 800-277-0829.
The Seeking Solutions Community Action Guide also can be downloaded from this site. The guide is available in PDF format. To open a document in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have this free software, download Acrobat Reader.
Throughout the creation of the outreach plan for Seeking Solutions, South Carolina ETV has worked closely with the following organizations and thanks them for their invaluable assistance. These organizations have resources and expertise that can help you with your community plan.
National Community Building Network
The National Community Building Network is an alliance of individuals and organizations that work to reduce poverty and create social and economic opportunity for all children and families through comprehensive community building strategies.
National Civic League
National Civic League is a 105-year-old nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works directly with communities to foster cross-sector collaboration and grass roots problem solving. Its initiative, the Alliance for National Renewal, is a collaboration of 200 community-building organizations working to address the serious issues facing America and its communities.
Center for Civic Education
The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to fostering the development of informed, responsible participation in civic life by citizens committed to values and principles fundamental to American constitutional democracy.
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