About CBI

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The Community Building Institute helps communities organize their own redevelopment by tapping into the passion of their residents and identifying the physical assets of their neighborhoods.

The goal is to develop a coordinated plan of improvement that incorporates all the major elements a community needs to really thrive - housing, schools, health care, transportation, jobs and business.

The Community Building Institute presents itself as a partner for communities that are ready to grow into desirable and healthy places to live and work.


Bond Hill & Roselawn – Neighborhoods of Focus
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The Cincinnati Riots
Faculty, staff and students are invited to an Ethics/Religion and Society series presentation by federal district Judge Susan J. Dlott on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room. The series focuses on the 15th anniversary of the Cincinnati riots on Feb. 2. Dlott presided over the historic collaborative agreement between Cincinnati and the federal government that was developed after the 2001 Cincinnati riots. For more information, contact Cheryl Jonson in Criminal Justice. Learn more and view a copy of the collaborative agreement and historical documents about the riots. Learn more

Help Reduce Poverty
How can we as a community help to reduce poverty in Cincinnati and Hamilton County? CBI worked with the Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) to understand the nature of poverty in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Using nearly 1400 CAA client surveys and feedback from dozens of service providers and community partners, Census data, and other locally available data, the report offers 9 steps the community can take to reverse the trend of increasing poverty. WCPO story