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A potential transorganizational system focused on disadvantaged youth
by Fields, Cynthia, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2015, 66; 1603653
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study explored the Identification stage of transorganization development concerning the issue of supporting disadvantaged Richmond youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Seven participants from four youth-serving organizations in Richmond were recruited using convenience and snowball sampling strategies. Participants were interviewed about the challenges disadvantaged Richmond youth currently face; which organizations may form the membership of a transorganizational system focused on supporting disadvantaged Richmond youth; and what these member organizations’ goals, motivations, values, current activities, and outcomes are. Richmond youth were found to face a multifaceted set of challenges affecting all aspects of their lives. A range of nonprofits, for-profits, and public sector organizations were identified as currently operating in the space. The leading goal for their organizations is to help youth to better themselves, and to do so, they deliver a range of services that achieve the aims of awareness building, mental and emotional support, recreation outings and activities, and academic support.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feyerherm, Ann E.
Commitee: Lacey, Miriam Y.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Organization Theory
Keywords: At-risk youth, Community organizing, Community service programs, Social service programs, Transorganizational development, Youth organizations
Publication Number: 1603653
ISBN: 978-1-339-23175-4
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