The staff at CBI are professional
consultants of community development practices including:
:: Resident Engagement
:: Program Design
:: Capacity-building for Neighborhood Organizations
specialize in the facilitation of long-term neighborhood projects designed
to bring about measurable community transformation.
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Workshops and/or public forums are also held in various neighborhoods
to introduce creative methods for community building and address issues
such as neighborhood development trusts, grants for blocks programs, peer
learning, and community organizing.
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our section on Current Projects.
CBI has been a resource
for education, professional development, and community building.
They are a catalyst for the King Studio project that will create economic
development in a struggling central city neighborhood, revive Evanston's
articist heritage and community pride and bring national exposure to Cincinnati's
musical heritage. The unique partnership with the Community Building Institute
has enhanced our relationship with other surrounding communities by providing
resources and technical assistance.
-Anzora Adkins, Evanston Community Council President
is an invaluable partner in Price Hill Will’s community development
efforts. They bring a wealth of knowledge and a dedicated staff committed
to engaging citizens in order to make all of our neighborhoods better
places to live, work and play.
-Ken Smith, Price Hill Will Executive Director
introduction to the art (or science) of community development began with
my first CBI seminar some five years ago ! CBI was pre-LISC for
me ... Since then, I've attempted to utilize CBI's resources to continue
to develop my craft! I find the peer-to-peer sessions to be fascinating,
the staff to be kind and highly skilled, and the concept of a Community
Building Institute to be of great need, particularly in urban communities
-Ozie Davis III MS, JD, LISC Program Officer