New Cassel, New York
The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University® has conducted two heralded studies in a continuing series on the revitalization of New Cassel, a traditionally African American community that had experienced decades of economic decline. The first study (Phase I), authored by Mary Ann Allison Ph.D, focuses on the various levels of government, not-for-profits, civic and religious groups, and private businesses that came together to create a model for renewal — one that may serve similar communities around the nation. The second study (Phase II), also conducted by Dr. Allison with a team of students, focuses on community perceptions in the wake of change. For a PDF of the full report and executive summary, please click on the headlined links above. For a printed copy, call 516-463-9770 or email Ina Katz.