Varieties of Community Mobilization

Facilitating Community Ideas

When people in a community have an idea for something they would like to do, sometimes they choose to implement it by themselves, starting a new organization if they need one. However, sometimes, they find it easier to work with an existing organization. In this video, Khaled Farrag describes how Grassroots Jerusalem facilitated the work of a group of youth.


When organizations work to facilitate community ideas, they have to make sure that they don’t disempower the community in the process. The strength of the project belongs to the community, and the long-term leadership belongs to the community as well. In this video, Lina Ismail of Dalia Association describes how they work to make sure communities feel comfortable with this role.

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