Local Solutions Go National at People & Places 2017

Attend the only national peer-learning event for placemakers – leaders like you who improve lives and strengthen places. Join people from different regions, cultures, and national networks as we share what's working to advance prosperity and strengthen places for the people who live and work there. We will explore solutions and challenges from around the country. And, we'll go to Capitol Hill and raise our voices on behalf of the communities we serve. NACEDA is co-hosting People & Places 2017 with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, National Urban League, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development and the Network for Developing Conscious Communities. We invite you to join us. 

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A National Network Dedicated To Advancing Community Prosperity

NACEDA is alliance of 45 state and regional community development associations in 28 states and the District of Columbia who are dedicated to advancing community prosperity.

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.

Mission and Vision


Leveraging the Arts and Culture to Revitalize Communities

NACEDA and Americans for the Arts have engaged community development associations and their arts-based partners in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia in an intensive, one-year program to 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.

Creative Placemaking Immersion Program
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