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Resolviendo: How September 11 Tested and Transformed a New York City Mexican Immigrant Organization

Alyshia Gálvez

in Politics and Partnerships

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780226109961
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226109985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0011
Resolviendo: How September 11 Tested and Transformed a New York City Mexican Immigrant Organization

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This chapter analyzes the role filled by Asociación Tepeyac de New York after September 11, 2001, and the ways that its success in filling a void in services for immigrant victims of the World Trade Center attacks transformed the organization. It asks whether this transformation was merely an inevitable—if hastened—stage in the organization's maturation toward greater bureaucratization and formalization of its services, or whether, in fact, the changes in the organization may have hearkened the end of its grassroots appeal and efficacy. This is a story with resonances of the long history of the growth and transformations of culture- and faith-based organizations serving immigrants reaching back to the mid-nineteenth century, even while it is also a story that could only occur in the twenty-first century in the particular globalized moment and the unique climate of expansion of “third sector” provision of services.

Keywords: faith-based organizations; community services; immigrant victims; September 11; immigrant organization; terrorist attack

Chapter.  11698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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