A community activist

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  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    A community activist is a person who works with (usually) disadvantaged groups, for instance, organises neighbourhood associations, helps with youth groups, collects money to build sports facilities, campaigns for urban improvement.

    It would not usually include one-to-one help to disadvantaged individuals (= social worker).

    A community activist might be employed by a local authority, by a charitable trust, or be unpaid. It is not actually a job-title (community worker, community development officer are typical job-titles) and usually implies a degree of politicisation.
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