ABCD of Building Stronger Communities

Posted by on March 16, 2009


April 6 & 7, 2009
Raleigh, North Carolina
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
3313 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC
Register now!!!
Registration is limited to 50 participants

Economic crisis!
Unemployment rising!
Government cut backs!
Housing foreclosures!

Using your community’s assets for action in challenging times……
Now more than ever communities need to mobilize the strengths and resources they already have to address the challenges of these uncertain times. Now is the time for communities, associations and organizations to expand the circle of people working together to address problems and realize goals? Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a powerful and proven approach that will help you to discover and mobilize the assets in your community. These assets become valuable when they are utilized. ABCD will teach you how to connect people to use their collective strengths to address problems and realize
dreams. Join us in building an ABCD community of practice in the South East.

Mike Green, ABCD Faculty and long time community organizer, social worker and founding member of the ABCD Training Group. See

Gail Kenyon, social work educator, community builder and founder of Kenyon Community Building. See

This two day workshop will address:
• The principles and practices of Asset Based Community Development
• Asset mapping: from mapping to mobilizing
• Engaging the community: building ABCD partnerships
• Discovering what people care about enough to act: hosting meaningful conversations
• The role of agencies and institutions in building community
• ABCD for inclusion: from client to citizen
• Building congregations for change
• Community building and the arts

Who should attend?
• anyone interested in inclusion
• professionals integrating their service into the community
• community organizers
• social workers
• teachers
• self advocates
• citizens interested in engaging their own community
• pastors/ministers interested in activating their congregations for action
• those interested in becoming a part of a regional ABCD community of practice

Fee of $195. includes two day tuition and two lunches. Parking is free. Fully accessible location. Print this page and send your information and check made payable to Kenyon Community Building to 2803 O’Berry Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

For more information contact Gail Kenyon at or phone 919.601.2885

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