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Section 10. Understanding Culture, Social Organization, and Leadership to Enhance Engagement

___ Culture affects the social organization and leadership structure of groups.

___ Different cultures have different social organization. Communities should identify structural points in order to bring diverse groups together.

___ Meeting with ethnic and cultural group leaders, discussing group members' culture and heritage, and gathering information on the cultural groups in your community can facilitate building community between diverse groups.

___ Various institutions (e.g., churches, families) function differently in different cultural groups. Learning how different groups interact with institutions can help guide efforts to make change.

___ Building on existing cultural traditions in a group is important in order to engage the members.