Volunteering and the 3C Model (Campus, Church, Community)

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Hammonds-Smith, Maxine; Malone-Atkins, Dottie
Date of publication
1 April 2001
Voluntary Action: the journal of the Institute for Volunteering Research. Vol. 3; Number 2
Social welfare
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This article explores the contribution made by AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers to the tobacco prevention programme organised in Greater Houston, Texas, by the Center on Aging and Horizons Intergeneration Wellness at Texas Southern University. The programme adopted what it termed the 3C Model (Campus, Church, Community): this was a partnership between the Campus (which provided the technical expertise for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the programme), the Church (which promoted the programme from the pulpit and through its members), and the Community (which provided the participants for the programme and the support of other organisations with an anti-tobacco agenda). The commitment of the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers is identified as the critical factor in the success of the programme.

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