An article co-written by Claudia Coulton has received the Marie Weil Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA). The award recognizes outstanding scholarship published in the Journal of Community Practice.
The article, Finding Place in Community Change Initiatives: Using GIS to Uncover Resident Perceptions of their Neighborhoods, was co-written with Tsui Chan and Kristen Mikelbank. Chan is a programmer/analyst at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Mikelbank serves as planning coordinator for the Cleveland Foodbank.
"What a wonderful surprise," said Coulton, a 2012 Distinguished University Professor and co-director for the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. "I am honored to have our article selected for this award. Marie Weil has been a great inspiration to me and the field of macro practice."
About ACOSA / the Marie Weil Outstanding Scholarship Award
ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators. Marie Weil is a founding member and served as the founding editor of the Journal of Community Practice. She has written numerous books on community practice and co-authored a wide range of resources related to feminist practice, service development and more.
Articles for the award are selected from those published within a volume year, and are reviewed and selected by an awards committee comprised of ACOSA scholars. Selected articles are based on various criteria including contribution to the field, scholarly approach, and promotion of macro practice values.