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Solidarity Network In The Urban Space: Study Of A Volunteering Headquarter In Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,056 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000511

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. dos S. de Sousa Teodosio & A.R. Angelo Santos

Abstract

This paper examines the strategies for the management of a volunteering headquarter in the city of Belo Horizonte / Minas Gerais / Brazil. This organization, known as the Third Sector organization, creates groups for educational and psychological support for poor children of school age. The managerial strategies and practices adopted are based on solidarity networks, volunteer manpower, teamwork and philanthropy donations. The implementation of solidarity and community action in the urban space is analyzed, in the search for a strategy for Sustainable Cities. The authors discuss the contribution of the Third Sector organizations in providing help to the cities, for the management of the contemporary societies. 1 Introduction Current academic debates an

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