Asset-Based Community Development Institute

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD), located at the Center for Civic Engagement, is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.”

One of their tools is the Mapping Community Assets Handbook, a hands-on workbook with questions and worksheets to guide mapping of individual and community assets.