Community Development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to affect change within their communities.
Community development involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and the people in positions of power, so that community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems and issues that affect their lives. It is designed to aid in the improvement of various aspects of communities, typically aiming to build stronger and more resilient communities.
Core Services of Community Development
- Community Engagement
- Strategic Planning
- Program Evaluation and Improvement
Core Values of Community Development
- Respect. We value the inherent worth, dignity, diversity and abilities of all individuals, families, groups and communities. We believe community development must value a meaningful process and participation, equity, integrity, inclusion, collaboration and hope.