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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Started by Olinda Ricard-Hodge in Connecting. Last reply by Mac Johnson on Thursday. 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

Getting renters more engaged

Started by Joshua Hugg in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Duncan Sep 17. 3 Replies

Hi all,I wanted to find out anyone has had experience getting renters more involved in day to day issues in their community.  Unlike San Francisco, Silicon Valley is largely a suburban area where home owners and their needs dominate the political…Continue

Tags: organizing, low-income, renter

Bringing assets to the community

Started by Karen Vogel in Connecting. Last reply by Karen Vogel Sep 8. 2 Replies

Berkshire United Way has created an ABCD Learning Community consisting of organizations and neighborhood groups.  The ABCD model works well for the neighborhood groups, but the service organizations are comfortable identifying assets within their…Continue


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ABCD in Action is a project under the fiscal sponsorship of the Center for Community Stewardship. 


Stewardship Team

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Deb Wisniewski

Ron Dwyer-Voss

Dan Duncan

April Doner

Dee Brooks

Mary Butler


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