ABCD Institute

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable 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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Thursday January 19 2023, 5:45 PM CST
@ Virtual

Grab a glass of wine or a favorite beverage and join us for a Book Talk with John McKnight and Cormac Russell of the ABCD Institute at DePaul University to discuss their new book, The Connected Community: Discovering the Health, Wealth, and Power of Neighborhoods.

Thursday evening, January 19, 2023
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm, Central Time U.S.

This event has been moved to online only. It will no longer be a hybrid event. If you already registered for the in person event, you will received instructions for joining us virtually.

About the book:

We may be living longer, but people are more socially isolated than ever before. As a result, we are hindered both mentally and physically, and many of us are looking for something concrete we can do to address problems like poverty, racism, and climate change. What if solutions could be found on your very doorstep or just two door knocks away?

Cormac Russell is a veteran practitioner of asset-based community development (ABCD), which focuses on uncovering and leveraging the hidden resources, skills, and experience in our neighborhoods. He and John McKnight, the Co-Founder of the ABCD Institute, show how anyone can discover this untapped potential and connect with his or her neighbors to create healthier, safer, greener, more prosperous, and welcoming communities.

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01/16/23 02:00:37AM @youngkyu:

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