In'r city task force : Nashua, NH

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Southern New Hampshire University
This project attempted to reposition an existent community-based organization, the In'R City Task Force of Nashua NH, working on the inner city neighborhoods' quality of life problems, in order to increase its effectiveness. Its two-pronged approach included an outreach component and developing relationships with various stakeholders of Nashua, NH's government-driven, downtown district renewal policies. Although the theory of social change under which this project was initiated has been substantiated to some extent, the author feels the outcomes fell short of what was anticipated. The participants of this project have ascertained that certain objectives should have progressed in a sequential fashion, contrary to the simultaneous nature described herein. Consequently, although some gains have been made with respect to the task force's desire to influence policy development, the outreach activities described herein fell short of what was planned. It can be said that this project has now only completed Round One. (Author abstract)