Community Development Corporations

Many human service agencies/organizations collaborate with Community

Development corporations (CDCs). As a leader in a human service

agency/organization, it is important to be familiar with the resources

and benefits these organizations can provide for community


In 4-6 paragraphs, discuss the following:

How could you apply the checklist in Table 5.1 on pp. 114-115 in your

text to improve your agency/organization?
The role neighborhood associations play in community development.
Do you have personal experience in working in a CDC or a neighborhood association?
If so, explain your role.
If not, how could you become involved?
What would be some of the challenges of engaging youth in community development?

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