Cultures of engagement: The organizational foundations of advancing

Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley
Veronica Terriquez, University of California, Santa Cruz

This article draws on theory and research in sociology, political science and psychology, and illustrates the utility of a community-based organization (CBO) approach by examining participants in youth civic groups in 13 low-income, predominantly immigrant communities in California. The article demonstrates that CBOs can generate individual-level well-being effects, and reduce structural barriers to good health through changes in the broader environment.

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