Publication Date: March 30, 2012
Two respected scholars present original research on youth gangs and school success to explain why some boys become disengaged and join gangs while others do not. They focus on: (1) the role of marginalized communities in the formation of urban gang youth, (2) the role of community-based organizations in re-engaging urban youth, and (3) the role of schools in creating opportunities for urban boys to succeed.
“This insightful book helps readers understand how schools and community-based organizations can counter the lure of the streets to expand opportunities for young men of color.”
—Pedro A. Noguera, New York University
“Provides an important testament to the power we have to change lives and to the remarkable resiliency that brings hope in the face of hardship.”
—Rachel F. Moran, UCLA School of Law