The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a methodology that seeks to uncover and highlight the strengths within communities as a means for sustainable development. The basic tenet is that a capacities-focused approach is more likely to empower the community and therefore mobilize citizens to create positive and meaningful change from within. Instead of focusing on a community's needs, deficiencies and problems, the ABCD approach helps them become stronger and more self-reliant by discovering, mapping and mobilizing all their local assets. It seems to this new resident that the ABCD approach is gaining steam here. Looking forward to working with you, and helping to pioneer a genuine and lasting rebirth here in the City of Poughkeepsie.
It's as easy as learning our ABCD's....