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Barry N. Checkoway

Arthur Dunham Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Barry N. Checkoway

Professor Barry Checkoway is an internationally-recognized scholar and practitioner on youth empowerment, neighborhood development, and community change. His projects and publications draw on work with grassroots groups, community agencies, and government programs in the South Bronx, Detroit, Mississippi Delta, central Appalachia; and in South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, with support from the World Health Organization, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation and other institutions.

He worked with the White House in 1990 to launch AmeriCorps, then served as founding director of the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program, Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, Michigan Youth and Community Program, and Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity.

Research Interests/Focus

Community organization, community development, neighborhood development, community-based policy advocacy, participatory research, youth empowerment, evaluation

Education

Year Degree   School
1977 PhD History University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1971 MA History University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1969 BA Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Websites

Youth Civil Rights Academy

Spring / Summer 2022

Course Catalog

Intergroup Dialogues/Diversity, Dialogues & Social Justice SW752

Instructor: Barry N. Checkoway
Time: June 4, 5, 11 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: B798 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: Hybrid
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Spring / Summer 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW752 001 Intergroup Dialogues/Diversity, Dialogues & Social Justice View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW656 001 Youth Empowerment and Organizing View Course

Spring / Summer 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW796 002 Advanced Topics in Micro and Macro Social Work View Course

Fall 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW650 001 Community Development View Course
SW651 001 Planning for Organizational and Community Change View Course

Fall 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW512 013 Macro Practice Skills Laboratory View Course
SW650 001 Community Development View Course

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