Michael Jacoby Brown



What is community organizing?

An examination of the influence wealth disparity plays on education

Training community organizers - Telling your story and finding your purpose

How to do a one on one relational meeting

Pay attention to the people closest to the problem

Michael Jacoby Brown’s Book:

Building Powerful Community Organizations


For Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference

This book is for people who want to change the world and know that they cannot do it alone.

It is a practical, step-by-step guide to starting or strengthening a community organization. It is for those who care about the world around them and know that improving it requires the active involvement of the people closest to the problem. It is for people who know that they need the power, perspective, and sense of community that come from being part of a group.

You might be thinking of starting a new organization. Maybe you’ve never joined a group, but you see a problem brewing in the world around you that just won’t go away. It could be in your neighborhood, at the local school, in your congregation, at your workplace.  [more at Amazon]


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Mentor Tool Kit

What Can Community Organizer’s Teach Us?

Summer of Service 1963

Building relationships with the community is key to building support for public education. Michael helped us focus in on what we wanted to do and what needed to be done. He was able to work with us on the importance of building continuous relationships. Michael was able to assist us in putting together strategies that assisted us in building internal and external capacity. He is a valuable individual with a wealth of knowledge in community organizing.

David Hernandez, Region 1 Community Outreach Organizer, California Teachers Association, what city, CA

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