Dead Center

By Joel Carp

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1970

The most crucial challenge facing YM-YWHA Centers is to provide quality, relevant services to young adults. The Teen Task Force developed to address the issue concluded that going beyond the recreational model requires first bringing young adults into the Center's decision-making processes, and giving youth a vote on Center boards. Centers need to decide what kind of services they want to provide youths, such as education or counseling, especially with regards to the key issues of drug use, the draft, and mental health services. The author concludes that funds should be allocated to develop new models of service, and that Center boards shouldn't let fears of internal conflict immobilize their institutions.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Youth, Young Adults, Communal Organization, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 47/No.2

Page Number(s): 109-115

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Carp, Joel. Dead Center. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1970: 109-115.


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