the act of reaching out
"the outreach toward truth of the human spirit"
The act of reaching out; an effort to build connections from one person or group to another; as, the Police Department insituted a community outreach program.
The extension of assistance or services to persons or groups not previously served.
The act or practice of visiting and providing the services (of a charity or other organization) to people who might not otherwise have access to those services.
The extent or length of something.
To reach further than; to surpass or exceed; to go too far.
To provide charitable services to people who would otherwise not have access to those services.
Outreach is an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the groups providing it are not stationary, but mobile; in other words they are meeting those in need of outreach services at the locations where those in need are. In addition to delivering services, outreach has an educational role, raising the awareness of existing services. Outreach is often meant to fill in the gap in the services provided by mainstream services, and is often carried out by non-profit, nongovernmental organizations. This is a major element differentiating outreach from public relations. Compared to staff providing traditional services, Dewson et al. notes that outreach staff may be less qualified, but is more highly motivated. Rhodes distinguishes between three types of outreach: domiciliary, detached, and peripatetic. Dewson et al. lists another type in addition to those three: the satellite type, where services are provided at a dedicated site.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt-rēch′, v.t. to reach or extend beyond: to cheat or overreach.
The numerical value of outreach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of outreach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We spend billions of dollars to kill terrorists and keep them out of the United States, but we spend very little on prevention from within, outreach to U.S. communities. A lot of this could be stopped by prevention if we had outreach to these communities.
What Pope Francis can do is solidify his base among the more centrist and center-left (bishops) and make it clear that he doesn't want to punish or exclude anyone, but also make it clear that he is going to continue with this basic approach, which is pastoral outreach.
It is decentralized, so people in Davenport are not calling the person in Des Moines, they have a local point person who lives in their community, and part of that staffer's organizing portfolio is to do local outreach, that kind of outreach is integrated into the organizing program.
The irony here is that the Latino left had criticized the conservative movement for years that they were not doing outreach to the Latino community, now that the conservative movement is doing outreach and engaging in the Latino community on a national scale, they're criticizing us for that too. You can't have it both ways.
His comments strongly reinforce the skepticism that many in the black community have about the sincerity of his outreach and his understanding of the complexity of inequality in American life, outreach to the black community is important, but a doctrinaire conservative response to Baltimore's unrest is no substitute for a willingness to learn about systemic injustice or to confront the harsh realities of police abuse. I expected more from him.
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