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Resources for Comprehensive Community Development

The community development field has continued to move beyond single issue, project-based strategies toward more complex, inter-connected, and cross-sectoral approaches to community change. Decades of efforts have produced a broad body of knowledge related to what works to revitalize neighborhoods and what doesn't.

Do you need a blueprint for how to write and organize a quality-of-life plan? Are you wondering how to tackle issues of public safety in the community? Do you want to improve how your team evaluates the impact of your work?

You don’t have to start from scratch!

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development mines the rich body of rapidly accumulating experience within and outside the LISC network for case studies, templates and other tools to help practitioners launch, expand and/or strengthen comprehensive community development programs.

Choose a part of the process or issue area that you'd like to learn more about from the list on the left.

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