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Shelter : Where Harvard Meets the Homeless - Scott Seider

Shelter

Where Harvard Meets the Homeless

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Published: 4th November 2010
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"This book about a homeless shelter run by Harvard students is also about topics that too often fall off our radar; how we treat— and ought to treat—the marginalized and down and out among us, the particular, powerful contributions that young people can make to improving the lives of others, how young people develop mature ideals and, perhaps most essentially, what economic class means in America ... It's a book that brims with wisdom and humanity."-Dr. Richard Weissbourd, author of The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-International Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development

"This is more than a compelling study of young students doing community service with a homeless population. It is an examination of life histories and narratives, class conflicts, the meaning of human care, and the discovery of self and community."-Dr. Thomas Cottle, author of Mind Fields: Adolescent Consciousness in an Age of Distraction

"This highly readable in depth case study of a homeless shelter run entirely by college students has a lot to teach anyone concerned with the civic engagement of young people ... It reinforced my belief that given an opportunity, young people can, and will, do extraordinary things to improve their world."-Elizabeth Hollander, Executive Director, Campus Compact, 1997-2006

"Scott Seider's rich and insightful study of Harvard students who run a homeless shelter provides an informative portrait of today's young leaders and their struggle to understand and confront injustice."-Dr. Peter Levine, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University, USA

"Scott Seider's rich and insightful study of Harvard students who run a homeless shelter provides an informative portrait of today's young leaders and their struggle to understand and confront injustice." - Dr. Peter Levine, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University "Scott Seider's study of a homeless shelter in the shadow of Harvard Yard promises to catalyze conversations about what it means to be a civilized society. This insightful book could not be more timely or more important." - Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard University "This book about a homeless shelter run by Harvard students is also about topics that too often fall off our radar; how we treat - and ought to treat - the marginalized and down and out among us, the particular, powerful contributions that young people can make to improving the lives of others, how young people develop mature ideals and, perhaps most essentially, what economic class means in America...It's a book that brims with wisdom and humanity." - Dr. Richard Weissbourd, author of The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development "This highly readable in-depth case study of a homeless shelter run entirely by college students has a lot to teach anyone concerned with the civic engagement of young people...It reinforced my belief that given an opportunity, young people can, and will, do extraordinary things to improve their world." - Elizabeth Hollander, Executive Director, National Campus Compact, 1997-2006 "This is more than a compelling study of young students doing community service with a homeless population. It is an examination of life histories and narratives, class conflicts, the meaning of human care, and the discovery of self and community." - Dr. Thomas Cottle, Professor of Education, Boston University

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Privilege and Povertyp. 1
The Cadillac of Homeless Sheltersp. 21
Doing Passion Wellp. 51
Seeking Connectionsp. 83
Outside the Boxp. 111
Sheltered from the Ivory Towerp. 137
The Best Class at Harvardp. 165
Learning to Leadp. 195
Enough Committed Fleasp. 216
Something that Lives Onp. 237
Appendix: Research Methodsp. 253
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9781441185617
ISBN-10: 1441185615
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 4th November 2010
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1