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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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Shaun Burnett replied to Kimberly Ayres's discussion applying the ABCD approach
17 hours ago
Profile IconJean Harris and Harry Pholotho joined ABCD in Action
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Noreen Mahmood's discussion was featured
Jennifer Tackett is now a member of ABCD in Action


Activities and tools for workshops on community engagement.

Started by Noreen Mahmood in Connecting Aug 23. 0 Replies

Hello, I am designing workshops for new immigrant parents on Community Engagement and I would appreciate if any of the group member can help in providing some material on volunteering within community/neighbourhood and some activities that can be…Continue

ABCD applied to conservation/natural resource management

Started by Nicole Wengerd in Working in the Gap Jul 29. 0 Replies

Hi All,I'm an Environmental Studies PhD student studying in the field of bio-cultural diversity conservation. I'm looking to apply ABCD principles in my research, but I'm having trouble finding examples from either practitioners or scholars that…Continue

applying the ABCD approach

Started by Kimberly Ayres in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Shaun Burnett 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

I am looking for some comments on how you would apply the ABCD approach when there is little or no trust of city leaders and the neighborhood residents themselves have little agreement about what action to takeContinue

ABCD for Pastoral Community

Started by Mesfin Kebede Retta in Open Discussions. Last reply by D Michael Blackie Aug 14. 3 Replies

Pastorals are believed as resource-poor people and change-resistant community. All these believes have just come from their life styles, government's policy gaps and insufficient knowledge about their contexts by outsiders. In reality, they are rich…Continue





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