If you enjoy reading, here are a few interesting books and articles for you to try. 


  • Collective Action for Social Change: An Introduction to Community Organizing (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) by Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy
  • Transforming the City: Community Organizing & the Challenge of Political Change (University Press of Kansas 2007) by Marion Orr, ed.
  • Community Organizing for Urban School Reform (with a whole chapter on Ysleta Elementary School when Dolores de Avila was principal) (Austin: University of Texas Press 1997) by Dennis Shirley
  • Democracy Owners' Manual: A Practical Guide to Changing the World (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press 2002) by Jim Shultz
  • Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach (Sage Publishing 2005) by Randy Stoecker
  • Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy (Princeton University Press 2001) by Mark Warren