Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society

Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter

Assessing Participation in Youth Community Action Projects: Opportunities and Barriers
This study examined the extent of youth participation in community service, community development, and other types of community projects. Adult leaders (n = 70) of Youth Community Action (YCA) projects in New York State completed a survey about the...
Bridging Community and Youth Development: Exploring Theory, Research, and Application
Internationally there is a growing recognition of the need for theory, research, and applied programming that contributes to our understanding of both community and youth development (Brennan, 2008; McGrath, Brennan, Dolan, & Barnett, 2009). The...
Building and Sustaining Community-Based Youth Development Collaboratives
Two youth development collaboratives were examined to better understand their formation and sustainability. These collaboratives were started with the purpose of promoting a positive approach toward youth development in their communities and were considered...
Creating Space for Participation: The Role of Organizational Practice in Structuring Youth Participation
Much of the literature on participation within youth and community development focuses on episodic experiences in which young people's input has been sought, transcribed, and represented. Within youth development, this literature focuses in particular...
Editor's Comments
This issue completes Volume 40, 2009. It is significant for several reasons. The first is that Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society has transitioned to Routledge/Taylor & Francis as our publisher, commencing with...
Rural Youth Residential Preferences: Understanding the Youth Development-Community Development Nexus
Residential aspirations of youth are influenced by family, school, and community characteristics. This study uses data from 7th and 11th grade students in 10 rural Pennsylvania school districts to identify community characteristics associated with...
The Intersection of Youth and Community Development in Ireland and Florida: Building Stronger Communities through Youth Civic Engagement
Increasingly, researchers and practitioners have begun to explore the intersection between youth and community development, and how these fields of study shape one another. Drawing on data from 607 youth in Ireland and Florida, this article explores...
Youth Mentoring as a Tool for Community and Civic Engagement: Reflections on Findings of an Irish Research Study
Youth mentoring programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) are traditionally considered to be a vehicle for youth development rather than community development. In fact, the notion that the one-to-one engagement that characterizes the mentoring...