Power to the People through Action
This unit introduces participants to the manner in which individuals have used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure in American society.
We define the nonprofit, or third, sector and explain why it is important as an alternative power structure.
Participants cite philanthropic historical events on a timeline. They focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.
Participants research leaders 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.