East Brooklyn Congregations
East Brooklyn Congregations (often abbreviated EBC) is an example of congregation-based community organizing serving several neighborhoods in New York City. Formed in 1980, it is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation and headed by Michael Gecan. EBC is best known for founding Nehemiah Homes and building 2,100 houses that low-income families could afford to buy. It has been involved in the formation of three public New York City high schools: EBC East New York, EBC Bushwick High School for Public Service, and Bushwick Leaders' High School for Academic Excellence.
- Michael Gecan, Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action (Anchor Books, 2002), p. 19.
- Industrial Areas Foundation, IAF: 50 Years Organizing for Change (IAF, 1990), p. 9.
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