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This report is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), signed by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, provided America with a $787 billion investment package to ―… boost the fai

Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a broader platform of improved immigrant integration into American society. This meant an expansion of policy focus into all aspects of immigrant life, including education, health care, and employment opportunities.

Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a bro

Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front educates migrants about their rights and assists with improving wages and working conditions. With many Oaxacans migrating between the U.S. and Mexico, the coalition has offices and members in the two countries.

Oaxacans represent a range of indigenous groups from southeastern Mexico. The groups speak 16 different languages. Their cultures and customs are neither American nor Spanish.

This case illustrates the struggles of a well established nonprofit to understand its financial position after expanding its real estate and long-term debt just prior to the Great Recession. 

This case illustrates the struggles of a well established nonprofit to understand its financial position after expanding its real estate and long-term debt just prior to the Great Recession.

CVH is an organization working to build power to improve lives of welfare recipients. CVH uses a multi-pronged strategy that includes public education, grass roots organizing, and training low-income people about their rights.

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is an organization of low-income people, predominately women on welfare, working to build power in New York City to improve their lives and those of their families and

The central theme in teaching this case is how a nonprofit organization that is a coalition in itself can achieve organizational excellence.

In the late 1990's members of the New York Immigration Coalition took the bold step of beginning to use their collective clout to be effective, not just on immigration policy, but on issues like ho

Project H.O.M.E. explores the emergence of leadership in the fight to end homelessness. This ethnographic study documents the struggles for family unification, fair housing, and human dignity, and the leadership that flourished in the organization.

Project H.O.M.E.'s co-founders, S. Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon together with members of the Project H.O.M.E.

The Center for Young Women's Development employs young women just out of juvenile detention. The women learn about the roots of the social and political factors that have shaped them and their communities and engage in community activism.

The Center for Young Women's Development employs young women just out of juvenile detention.

Agency head develops strategic, inclusive budget process in response to drastic federal cutbacks. A powerful example of internal and external consensus building under extreme pressure, as well as insight into political aspects of good budgeting.

This is a highly versatile, rich case about a state social service agency executive facing major budget cutbacks who effectively uses negotiation and collaboration to build consensus for change ins

As an example of interagency collaboration, this case allows students to think further about feasible and sustainable conditions of interagency collaboration where a collaboration network should evolve as government agencies learn more about its possibilities and challenges, and be continuously refined based on emerging demands and changing environments.

The Korean National Policy Agency (KNPA) ran numerous prevention and search programs for missing and runaway persons, but the number of those individuals s