The Asset-Based Community Development Institute is pleased to be able to share the stories of community groups using an asset-based approach to strengthening their communities. These stories are similar to each other in that they all reflect citizen-centered activities that are designed to mobilize the many assets already existing in these communities. But they are very different in terms of their specifics: they represent different kinds of groups; different focus areas and objectives; different regions as well as urban, suburban, small town and rural communities; different challenges; different collaborative characteristics; and different approaches. Each one represents a unique interpretation and application of the principles and practices associated with asset-based community development, and each one represents a unique opportunity for learning and inspiration.
- KaBOOM! — Building community one playground at a time, Washington, D.C.
- Mercado Central — Community entrepreneurship in St. Paul, Minnesota
- Greater Rochester Health Foundation — Neighborhood Health Status Improvement Projects, Rochester, New York
- Fig Tree Community Garden — New South Wales, Australia
Our Town RoCKS— Raising Our Community, Especially Our Kids, to Be Strong, Yates County, New York
- The Denver Foundation — Strengthening Neighborhoods Program, Denver, Colorado
- Seattle's Columbia City — Columbia City Revitalization, Seattle, Washington
- Southeast Raleigh Community Garden — Project FACT, Raleigh, North Carolina
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