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Posted on: July 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Asset Based Community Development Training

Do you see things in your neighborhood that you would like to see changed but don’t know who is a neighborhood leader that can help you? You can BE that neighborhood leader.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, 6-9 pm and Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8 am-1 pm a free, two-day workshop will help you to develop the neighborhood leader skills needed to promote that change. The two-day workshop will be held at the Warwick Memorial UMC, 38 Hoopes Road in Newport News.

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a powerful and inclusive approach to community development.

Learn how to focus your efforts on discovering and mobilizing the resources that are already present in your community.

When people become more productive together - they exercise their power to address problems and realize dreams!

  • Learn to tap the potential of your neighborhood.
  • Discover how to build more community engagement and involvement.
  • Be challenged to be a great neighbor.

The interactive dialogue and introductory training combines theology, theory and practical tools and skills around engaging our communities. The training will provide guidance into how to discover your city faith, how to look for the assets and signs of hope in your neighborhood, how to be a champion for the people in it and how to be a catalyst of hope and transformation in your community. Professionals and community workers are also invited to attend to learn about the ABCD model and how to become involved in the ongoing work.

For more information, please contact Traci Snell, Department of Human Services, (757) 369-6808 or

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