The Alinsky Method of Participation and Social Change: The East London Communities Organisation.

Abstract

The East London Communities Organisation (TELCO), UK bases its approach to community cohesion and empowerment on the methods developed by Saul Alinksy, an activist working in Chicago, USA in the 1960s. TELCO is an independent community organisation through which citizens can challenge powerful political and economic institutions, requiring them to listen and respond to the concerns of ordinary people who are mobilised and working together. This case study is an example of a ‘broad-based community organisation’ that enables a wide range of civil society groups to come together around common concerns and to campaign for change.

Citation

Case Studies from the Champions of Participation, 4 pp.

The Alinsky Method of Participation and Social Change: The East London Communities Organisation.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.