CDS Seeking Executive Director

CDS is a membership-based nonprofit corporation established in 1969 to strengthen and advance community development policy, practice, learning, and research through educational and scientific means. We host an annual conference; offer occasional webinars; publish two peer-reviewed journals, two book series, and a monthly newsletter. CDS also offers a wide variety of scholarships and awards for both […]

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2023 Conference Call for Proposals

The Conference Working Groups are in motion and making terrific progress on the Call for Proposals, arrangements for plenary speakers, receptions, mobile workshops, and a schedule of registration fees that will afford discounts to students, AmeriCorps/VISTA members, and representatives from small grassroots groups to increase the diversity of participation in our Portland, Oregon conference, July 16-19, […]

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IACD conference WCDC2022

The 2022 Virtual World Community Development Conference will take place next week: October 3-5. It is being co-organized by the International Association for Community Development and the Inclusive Practices Network whose headquarters are in the country of Georgia.  As communities across the world emerge from the global covid pandemic, the need for human connection, contact and empathy has never been […]

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We Need Your Support for 2023 Conference

The 2023 Conference (Portland, Oregon) working groups are getting ready to convene! The preliminary theme is ‘Hood and Holler: Similarities and Differences in Urban and Rural Community Development. This meets the interests of our two conference co-hosts, Portland State University and Oregon State University. The Host working group will focus on local issues like identifying mobile workshops, choosing […]

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