Mark your calendar!
CDS 2014 Conference
July 20-23, 2014
Grand River Center
featuring keynote speaker
Chad Pregracke, CNN’s Hero of the Year
Pregracke organizes community cleanups across the country through his nonprofit, Living Lands & Waters. About 70,000 volunteers have pitched in, helping Pregracke collect more than 7 million pounds of trash in the past 15 years. Read more about how Chad is making a difference here.
See you in Dubuque!
Call for Submissions
(Workshops, Paper/Program Presentations, Panel Sessions & Posters)
2014 Annual Meeting of the
Community Development Society
Grand River Center
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2014
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Click this site to submit.
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CDS Journal Available to Members Online
Just a reminder -- the CDS Journal is available online to view to members of the Society, whether you chose the printed or electronic version with your membership.
In order to access the Journal, you must login using your CDS username and password. The link to the Journal is available on the CDS members' only homepage. Once you have logged in, go to the USER MENU on the left of your screen; click on Welcome! which will bring you back to the CDS members only homepage. From there, you will see an option on the page towards the bottom: Click here for members only access to the CDS Journal! If you are interested in viewing archived issues, click on the option: Click here to directly view archived Journals.
if you need your username and password, or if you are having trouble accessing the Journal through the link provided.
Principles of Good Practice
We believe that adherence to the Community Development Society\'s Principles of Good Practice are essential to sound community development.
- Promote active and representative participation toward enabling all community members to meaningfully influence the decisions that affect their lives.
- Engage community members in learning about and understanding community issues, and the economic, social, environmental, political, psychological, and other impacts associated with alternative courses of action.
- Incorporate the diverse interests and cultures of the community in the community development process; and disengage from support of any effort that is likely to adversely affect the disadvantaged members of a community.
- Work actively to enhance the leadership capacity of community members, leaders, and groups within the community.
- Be open to using the full range of action strategies to work toward the long-term sustainability and well being of the community.