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What Is Community Development?
Community development is a process through which community stakeholders come together to vision, plan, and implement a more prosperous future.
What is a community development corporation?
Known as CDCs, these nonprofit, community-based organizations aggregate resources, ideas, and actors with the shared goal of improving the future of a place to the benefit of the people who live there. They are most commonly located in low-income, under-served neighborhoods that have experienced a significant lack of investment. Traditional activities include real estate development, business and economic development, and community organizing.
What is a community development association?
Community development associations serve as an institutional network through which community development actors share ideas, access resources, exchange with peers, and act collectively. These associations − acting mostly at the state and regional level − compose NACEDA's primary membership.