United Way of North Central Ohio hosted Clear Impact’s Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) training for our Community Partners and other interested local non-profits. The free training webinar was held via Zoom on Thursday, December 10; nearly 50 UWNCO staff members and partner representatives attended.
Led by Dan Duncan from Clear Impact, the program presented ABCD’s place-based framework for building strong, safe and healthy neighborhoods by focusing on the gifts of the residents in the community. Small group sessions challenged attendees to give the populations they serve the tools and authority to help drive their own change. It was an energetic and engaging morning of discussion, and our staff and partners left inspired and ready to bring new thinking to our community work in the new year.
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a place-based framework that can help build strong, safe, and healthy neighborhoods and communities. By bringing the community together and focusing on the gifts within, ABCD helps residents, associations, nonprofits, government, and the business community, to act collectively as co-producers of their community’s well-being.