Participants will learn from neighborhood advocates and organizers on ways to develop comprehensive community development strategies in predominately minority communities. Topics will include democratic participation, community leadership, and organizing/advocacy.
This is a great webinar for CED leaders and professionals, students, and national service members.
Learn about the purposes and roles of Community Development Corporations (CDC) and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) in the comprehensive community development process. Find out how these groups collaborate with neighborhood associations and other community organizations and leaders to engage the grassroots, how they plan local projects, and more.
Learn the critical role philanthropy (particularly private and community foundations) plays in comprehensive community development efforts in local communities in Indiana.
Community and regional foundations are particularly well-suited to play these roles because they hold a longer-term perspective, are committed to and rooted in place, and, through their mission, shoulder a deep concern that development efforts should produce prosperity that is broadly shared.
Economic opportunity is more likely to be created in attractive places to live because they draw young families and entrepreneurs who start new farms and businesses and revitalize existing enterprises.
Find out how rural communities can create quality of place with a focus on innovation and prosperity, and then market themselves as thriving places to live and work.