Fostering creativity and innovation

Community Development Academy participants reported increased interactions among diverse groups and community partners, enhanced the quality of networks, and successful development efforts that have leveraged an estimated $1,928,431. More than 1,000 people have participated in CDA. 

      “To see someone who was idle doing some activities that is generating an income [is a valuable result]. The CDA participation has helped me to empower our community.”

“Through increased partnerships I have been able to leverage an invaluable amount of in-kind resources.”

Workshops and consultations led to formation of 31 new nonprofit organizations that will leverage public and private resources in their communities to create youth camps and development programs, promote literacy, support military families, provide support to communities during an emergency and generate support for single mothers who are going to college.