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About the University of Michigan School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center The University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is a
 

Summary: About the University of Michigan School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center
The University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is a
principal partner in the implementation of Good Neighborhoods (GN), a comprehensive 10 year
community change effort undertaken by The Skillman Foundation to transform six Detroit
neighborhoods into places where children can grow up safe, healthy, educated and prepared for
adulthood.
The Technical Assistance Center was created in 2005 to provide technical assistance to the
Skillman Foundation, community residents, community stakeholders, and Good Neighborhoods
partners. The Center employs a multi-level strategy that focuses on cross-neighborhood and
neighborhood-specific technical assistance and response to the needs of the Skillman Foundation
and the overall initiative. The intent and purpose of our technical assistance is to build
community capacity to sustain community change and inform the change process.
The purpose for our involvement in Good Neighborhoods is driven by the purpose of the
profession of social work to create a better society through individual and social change and by a
mission that specifically speaks to promoting social and economic justice, ensuring
empowerment, and eliminating oppressive social conditions.
Guiding Principles
Within the framework of the values and beliefs of the social work profession, four principles
guide the delivery of our technical assistance:
1. Communities have existing assets and can develop to their full potential

  

Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering