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The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.

We invite you to learn about the institute and its work in the university and community context. We hope you will join us in building strong communities. The ABCD Institute is partnered with and housed at DePaul University’s Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning & Community Service Studies located in Chicago, Illinois.

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2017 ABCD Festival Goa
The Second Annual ABCD International Festival, held in Goa, India was an inspiring week of learning and connecting. Great video, podcasts and resources found here!

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April 23 and 24, 2020. For notification of trainings sign up to connect with the Institute.

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