Asset-Based Community Development
ABCD approach does not enter a community and ask the residents, “What do you need?” Instead, this approach looks for the good that already exists! It empowers individuals and communities by providing resources and encouragement for developing skills and strategies needed to effect change in their OWN communities.
First, we listen… and identify the positive resources that already exist. Through conversations with residents and area business owners, we seek to highlight the strengths and existing resources within the community as resources for sustainable development. We facilitate community conversations for discerning residents’ common hopes and visions for their neighborhoods.
CornerStone then works to mobilize and connect residents and local business owners to achieve the goals they set for their own community revitalization.