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Introduction to Community Economic Development

April 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by the Mel King Institute

Why do we do community development?

Find out at this training, which is geared towards informing entry-level professionals in the community development field about the theories, history and current strategies of community development in the United States with a focus on Massachusetts. The training will feature representatives from local CDCs to speak about their work as well as interactive discussions on the current debates in the field.

Training goals

  • Understand the values and goals of community development and how organizations like CDCs fit into an overall community development ecosystem that includes the government and the private sector
  • Learn about the historical causes and current economic trends that lead to neighborhood decline and inequality
  • Find out why housing is an integral component of community development
  • Explore the different approaches used to expand economic opportunity
  • Learn about comprehensive community development and how it can be a successful strategy

Information and Registration



April 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm