Introduction to Community Economic Development
 
April 27, 2021 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
 

ONLINE via Zoom

 
 
 
Description:

This course will provide an overview of contemporary community development including its values, goals, theory of change and strategies. The day is designed to examine the challenges and opportunities confronting community developers today. We will explore:

 

  • How the field has evolved since its birth in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • How the field is currently organized, including the role of different players such as community based organizations, community development financial institutions, local, state and federal government agencies, banks, and other stakeholders.
  • The core values and goals of the community development field, the tensions and contradictions that we face and the theory of change that drives our work
  • The core community economic development issues and strategies, including community planning, community organizing, real estate development and business development, while also looking at some of the emerging innovations in the field.
  • Briefly explore how community development has responded to COVID-19

 

Photography & Video Release
The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) and The Mel King Institute (MKI) reserve the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by MACDC without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. MKI/MACDC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by MKI/MACDC. All recorded lectures will not be made public and will instead be “Unlisted” on the MKI Youtube channel for participant use.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed/videotaped subject, parent, or legal guardian. A person attending an MKI/MACDC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer/videographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact MKI/MACDC directly.

If you have any questions about the event or this form, please contact Lia Downing at (617) 379-5933 or liad@macdc.org. 


 

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