Careers in Community Development
July 20, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ONLINE via Zoom


Confused about how to move forward with your community development career?

In this workshop for entry-level community development professionals, volunteers and students, we will help participants reflect on:

  • What they have learned in their current or recent job, internship or volunteer experience
  • Their short- and longer-term career goals, and
  • How they can move towards achieving their goals.

We will identify the kinds of jobs available, and what skills people might need to build to meet their career goals. A panel of community development practitioners will share stories of their career paths. Participants will receive tips on how to present their skills as well as ideas for further networking and search.

Note: Participants will be asked to answer some pre-meeting questions to focus our conversation. 

Ann Silverman of Ann L. Silverman Consulting, brings more than thirty years of experience in organizational development, nonprofit management and community development to her consulting practice. Ann has been a Project Manager and an Executive Director, for public and private housing organizations. She worked for the Boston office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), as the Director of the Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative. Ann served as a Project Manager for small- and large-scale redevelopment projects, and taught residents to effectively operate their homes together. For more than fifteen years, Ann has been a consultant to housing and community development organizations, funders, residents' groups and nonprofits. She has helped groups to set strategies for the future of their organizations, led searches and advised people on community development careers.

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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.

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


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