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Working Paper 38: Giving Back to the Community: African American Inner City Teens and Civic Engagement

August 31st, 2005
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by Michelle M. Charles

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“I conducted my study from April, 2003 to September, 2004. The entire project was intended to serve as a baseline case study for consideration by the national civic engagement activist community. My target population was Philadelphia African American teens ages 15 to 19 years old living in the most inner city neighborhoods of North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.”

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One Response to “Working Paper 38: Giving Back to the Community: African American Inner City Teens and Civic Engagement”

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    […] of the program to match the real needs of a community and the values of the young people who serve. In this paper for CIRCLE, Michelle Charles finds that many African American teenagers from the inner city of Philadelphia […]