Core Areas of Work

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Community Building

We believe that people are the drivers of great communities. When people are engaged at their deepest level as residents and community stakeholders, community change shifts from a process that organizations and institutions follow to a culture guided by residents’ values and actions.

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Through our network of strengths-based consultants, we are working directly with institutions and the people they serve to bridge divisions, engage communities, and elevate impact.

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We believe that the relationship between research and practice is interdependent. Our research focuses on both theory and practice in the field of community building.

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We elevate the field with strengths-based approaches to social and community change by building capacity to lead this work through our hands-on field internship program and through action-oriented training for consultants, changemakers, institutional leaders, and community residents.