"Book is a history of the Industrial Areas Foundation branch in Texas. The Industrial Areas Foundation was founded by Saul Alinsky in Chicago in 1940 and is currently an international advocacy group. The Texas branch has many affiliates throughout the state. This book describes the evolution of those affiliates and their cooperative activities with other advocacy groups"-- Provided by publisher.
Acknowledgments Part I: Introductory perspectives "An introduction to Hope for justice and power" Part II: Historical and contemporary Texas "Texas historical perspectives: a flawed democracy" "Dallas Area Interfaith: a strong multi-ethnic coalition" Part III: Voluntary organizations with a purpose "Voluntary organizations with a purpose: faith-based or broad-based?" "Organizers and leaders: their pathways in and out of broad-based community work" Part IV: Education and collaboration "Schools in communities: parents and teachers" "The IAF in collaborations: El Paso's Education Summit and the anti-wage theft Lift Up Alliance" "IAF affiliates and higher education" Part V: Closing perspectives "Concluding reflections: wherefore IAF affiliates in Texas, the US, and the world?" Appendix "Dear Texans."