Welcome to ABCD in Action!

ABCD in Action is your community - a place where we can learn from each other about how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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ABCD Uniqueness?

Started by Thomas A "Tom" Cruse in Open Discussions. Last reply by John Hamerlinck on Wednesday. 1 Reply

I am asked how ABCD differs from traditional community organizing. I have formed my answer around the principal of stepping back to hear what the community itself wants and then being there to help. Please critique my point and provide me with your…Continue

Rid Id

Started by Belinda Brown in Working in the Gap Jun 4. 0 Replies

Rid Id and Shift HappensContinue

healthy minds need to do to finish it

Started by andrew pearson in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Dee Brooks Jun 9. 3 Replies

From healthy minds   , we trying to stated  peer center.  How you believe  I and other member should do to accomplish  this thing. how should we  achieve the peer center and what we need to do.  what should do to finish doing a peer advocate…Continue

Shared use agreements

Started by Sara Axtell in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Sara Axtell Jun 7. 6 Replies

Hello, all.  I was recalling that when thinking about the kinds of assets community institutions can contribute to community development efforts, space for community convenings is high on the list.  I am at University of Minnesota, and am working…Continue




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Ron Dwyer-Voss

Dan Duncan

April Doner

Dee Brooks

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