Providing tools and support to community members to create local initiatives that build local capacity and leadership, increase environmental sustainability, and foster greater livability and vitality.
Create Power through Asset Building and Placemaking
Every community is a pool of assets, home to a unique mix of individuals, institutions, ideas, and infrastructure. But many community initiatives suffer from duplication of effort or competition for limited resources, since it’s not always clear what’s already out there. Help your community become more aware of its strengths, weaknesses, and unmet needs by engaging in “asset mapping.” Check out the resources available at Abundant Community and The Asset-Based Community Development Institute.