Power to the People through Action
This unit introduces the learners to the manner in which marginalized, disenfranchised, and disadvantaged individuals have used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure in American society.
We define the third sector and explain why it is important to minority groups who accessed and used it as an alternative power structure.
Learners cite philanthropic historical events on a timeline. They focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.
Learners will research leaders of minority groups who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the core democratic values that each leader focused on, and present the information in a creative manner to the other learners in the class.
The learners will survey local community members to see what changes they feel are needed in the community, and determine how they feel marginalized, disenfranchised and disadvantaged groups can make positive changes for the common good.