Learning from Latino Community Efforts
The study described here documents interviews with 101 Latino adults identified as either participants or non-participants in specific activities in five California communities. Both groups were asked to recommend strategies for organizations that seek to provide programs for youth and families. Results indicate that the approach to recruiting adults needs to be reframed in ways that de-emphasize the traditional concept of a volunteer leader. Findings also indicate that there can be no short cuts to investing time in building relationships that create trust and a level of comfort essential to many residents for their participation.
Gregory, P., Camarillo, J., Campbell, D., & Dasher, S. (2006). Learning from Latino Community Efforts. The Journal of Extension, 44(3), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss3/5