ACU to bring Robert Woodson to Abilene to speak about
building stronger neighborhoods
For immediate release
March 26, 1999
Abilene Christian University's Center for Advancement of
Community has invited Robert L. Woodson, Sr., founder and
president of the National Center for Neighborhood
Enterprise, to speak to Abilene citizens at a luncheon April
7 at the Abilene Civic Center at 11:45 a.m.
Tickets for the luncheon are available at $10 per ticket.
They can be purchased by calling ACU's Center for
Advancement of Community at 674-2156. Tickets also can be
purchased at the Abilene Civic Center box office or at the
Neighborhoods in Progress office, 534 Cypress, Ste. 105.
Woodson will speak about ways to build stronger
neighborhoods and strengthen a community. He is a strong
proponent of self-help and empowerment strategies and
supports many grassroot initiatives addressing societal
His organization, the National Center for Neighborhood
Enterprise, is a nonprofit organization with the mission to
empower neighborhood leaders to promote solutions that
reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize
low-income communities and create economic enterprise.
According to Woodson, drug abuse, theft and gang activity
are localized evidences of a moral disintegration that is
rampant among all walks of American life, white and black,
rich and poor alike.
He makes an appeal for the revitalization of American
society at the grassroots, neighborhood level through
Among many awards, Woodson has received the prestigious
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. His
publications include Youth Crime and Urban Policy, A View
From the Inner City (1981), On the Road to Economic Freedom:
An Agenda for Black Progress (1987), A Summons to Life,
Mediating Structures and the Prevention of Youth Crime
(1988), and, most recently, The Triumphs of Joseph: How
Today's Community Healers are Reviving Our Streets and
Woodson's most recent book will be available for purchase
at the Civic Center and autograph books after the lunch
If you are a member of the media who would like more
information about this release, please contact Tom Craig,
director of media and community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 915-674-2692.
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