ABCD in Action

Asset Based Community Development, Community Engagement and Mobilization

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.

"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.” (

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ABCD and ethno-cultural communities

Started by Carola Ramos in Open Discussions. Last reply by Ron Dwyer-Voss yesterday. 1 Reply

I’d like to hear some thoughts about using the ABCD model when working with ethno-cultural community groups.Ethno-cultural community associations have a significant cultural component, as they organize events and activities to raise awareness and…Continue

Outcomes and Evaluation of abcd.

Started by Connie Fossen in Connecting. Last reply by Suzanne Vaughan Oct 22. 8 Replies

I have been asked to develop an evaluation of most recent abcd project in Nicaragua for the sponsor organization. So far the evaluation is 'counting' number of participant etc. but I know there most be evaluation tools that assess the empowerment…Continue


Started by Olinda Ricard-Hodge in Connecting. Last reply by Mac Johnson Oct 16. 1 Reply

What specific events/activities yield the greatest amount of visability within communities?Continue

Spanish ABCD Resources?

Started by Alicia Albertson in Connecting. Last reply by Alicia Albertson Sep 23. 4 Replies

Hello,Does anybody have some good ABCD resources in Spanish? Or know of where they are available? Please let me know if you do, thanks very much!Continue


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