Eric R Smith
My purpose statement reads as follows: Building flourishing communities where ALL people have EVERY opportunity to thrive.

State or Province:



United States

what are your gifts and talents?:

I am passionate about connecting individual gifts into the common good.

why do you want to join abcd in action?:

To join with a community of like-minded practitioner/traners.

Local Economic Development: ABCD the Roselawn Way

Local Economic Development: ABCD the Roselawn Way

Wednesday June 8 2022, 12:00 PM ET

On June 8 we will visit with Rev. Damon Lynch, III (and colleagues) from the Roselawn neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has pastored New Prospect Baptist Church for 31 years. Author of "Becoming Joshua: A Path to Economic Freedom," Pastor Lynch is the winner of numerous awards, including "Man Of Honor." He is the Co-Founder of Community Economic Advancement Initiative (CEAI), whose mission is to provide strategic plans for safety, health, and education in the Black Community. He is also a founding faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at DePaul University.