A National Network Dedicated To Advancing Community Prosperity

NACEDA is an alliance of 45 state and regional community development associations in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Through our members, NACEDA connects with almost 4,000 community development nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Together, we work at the local, state and national levels to advance opportunity and prosperity in low-income and moderate-income communities.

Pictured above: Central Baltimore during Artscape, a free three-day arts festival that has a $25.97 million economic impact on the city. The mural is part of the Open Walls Baltimore that's transforming city's Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Photo by Edward Weiss of the Central Baltimore Partnership.

NACEDA Summit 2016 and Health Symposium Presentations

The NACEDA Summit is a dynamic peer-learning event for community development professionals. This year, we welcomed health professionals to join us for a one-day symposium on Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health sponsored by New Venture Fund with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Together, we examined how treating the neighborhood and not just the patient can lead to better health outcomes often at lower cost. Co-hosted by the Ohio CDC Association, the summit was held August 29-31 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Agenda and Presentations

MA, OH and Philly Picked for National Creative Placemaking Initiative

NACEDA and Americans for the Arts announced that three partnerships were selected to engage in an intensive, one-year program to build knowledge and advance creative placemaking in their state or region.

Creative placemaking is a strategy to revitalize communities and local economies by intentionally leveraging the power of arts, culture and creativity. The program is funded in part by a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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