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Bright Spots in ABCD

Our quarterly Bright Spots in ABCD series is a live, open, virtual conversation with thought leaders that are building strong neighborhoods and vibrant cities using Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) principlesPast episodes are stored HERE.

2023 Dates: April 26, June 7, Sept. 6, Dec. 6 (typically, the first Wednesday of the quarter)

Times: 12p-1p ET (US & Canada) via Zoom Webinar

Cost: Free, but registration is required. Links to sign up will be posted 1 month before.

Our June 7 episode of Bright Spots in ABCD will feature Jennifer Prophete, Community Programming Director with The Hopeful Neighborhood Project, a collaborative network committed to improving neighborhood well-being around the world by equipping and encouraging neighbors to use their gifts and pursue the common good.

We will explore with Jennifer and resident leaders about using Neighborhood Labs, a proven process for helping neighborhoods get started on their ABCD journey. Do you want to learn about the Neighbor Gift Exchange, Neighborhood Gift Map, Well-Being Window, Possibility Statements, and how these tools are used to build stronger neighborhoods?


Then you don't want to miss this episode! Visit The Hopeful Neighborhood Project website HERE and register below.

Save the Date: September 9, 2023 is Restoring Our Cities

Restoring Our Cities (ROC) is a cycling event for amateurs and cycling enthusiasts alike. The tour is organized by Great Lakes Urban and is open to the public for participation. Cyclists will be able to ride 5 to 75 mile routes. Registration is $35 to ride per individual or $25 per person for a family of 4 or more. T-shirts, snacks, and support is provided.

All proceeds will go toward equipping and deploying a growing network of Neighborhood Connectors who are building strong neighborhoods and communities.


Great Lakes Urban regularly provides introductory trainings on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and Serving with Dignity. Demand is often greater than space allows. Register your interest with us now by leaving a message and we will put you on the list to attend our next workshop.

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