The Asset-based community development focuses on honing and leveraging existing strengths within the community. Related to tenets of empowerment, it postulates that solutions to community problems already exist within a community’s assets. Principles that guide ABCD include:
Everyone has gifts
Each person in a community has something to contribute.
Citizens at the center
Citizens should be viewed as actors—not recipients—in development..
People must be connected in order for sustainable community development.
Asking for ideas is more sustainable than giving solutions.
Leaders involve others
Community development is strongest when it involves a broad base of community action.
Challenge notions of "apathy" by listening to people's interests.
Decisions should come from conversations where people are heard.
Institutional leaders should create opportunities for community-member involvement, then "step back
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Also creating platforms for the flowering of the individual and the community to their greatest potential on expressing the fundamental life force.
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