Community Development

The Community Tool Box

The Community Tool Box

The Community Tool Box is a free online resource from the University of Kansas. It includes an extensive set of tools covering community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice.

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Planning a Community Meeting

This two part VideoCast will help you with planning for a community meeting.
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What Is Capacity Building?

Book document
Take this tutorial to learn how VISTA defines "capacity building" to ensure that you are carrying out your assignment effectively.
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VISTA Notebook

Multimedia resource
Explore the Five Cs model for community change and record your aspirations and reflections on notebook worksheets.
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Use of Self as a Change Agent

Use this framework to learn how to represent yourself to bring positive change in your community through the concepts such as honesty, connection, and resistance.
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Strategic Factors for Building Community: The Five Cs Article

Learn about five strategic factors that have tremendous impact on the well-being of individuals, families and communities. In this paper, read about how the the 5C's (community, connections, control, cash, and collective action) work together to create successful community development campaigns.
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What Do the Poor Need? Try Asking Them

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This New York Times profile of a Houston, Texas nonprofit highlights the role gathering community input plays in empowering and building the capacity of communities.

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