Association for Community Organization & Social Administration

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Purpose & Goals

The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration was formed in 1987 to strengthen community organization and social administration. ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.

 

The purposes of ACOSA are:

  • To facilitate and support an annual national symposium
  • To provide a forum for sharing information on teaching materials, literature, models/theory, research and practice issues
  • To facilitate networking activities among educators and practitioners
  • To promote the development of teaching material, research and literature about community organization and social administration
  • To network with other professional associations in promoting development of community organization and social administration

 

Goals of ACOSA: January, 2011

The Association of Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) was formed in 1987 to promote teaching, research, and social work practice in the areas of community organization and social administration.

 

The goals of ACOSA are:

1. To facilitate and support an annual national symposium on community organization and social administration.

2. To provide networking opportunities for sharing information on teaching materials, literature, models and theory, research and practice issues related to community organization and social administration at local, regional, national and international meetings and forums.

3. To promote the development of teaching materials on community organization and social administration.

4. To stimulate the development of research in the areas of community organization and social administration.

5. To stimulate the publication of literature about community organization and social administration for use by educators, practitioners, and policy makers, especially through our sponsored Journal of Community Practice.

6. To network with other professional associations at local, regional, national and international levels for the purpose of disseminating knowledge and practice wisdom rooted in community organization and social administration.