The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the wide variety of approaches that guide social change, social activism, and community building work. KEY TOPICS: Community Organizing and Development links various theories of organizing to the techniques and tactics of practice. It is vividly illustrated by dozens of real-life practice examples. It balances descriptions of protest actions and visible projects with the behind-the-scenes routines that make such work possible. The book describes and illustrates the skills and organizational techniques needed to undertake successful community projects, such as converting a former crack house into safe, clean, affordable housing. MARKET: Designed for social workers or community program coordinators.