Awards Spotlight: Nicole Breazeale

The CDS Awards Committee was privileged to present Nicole Breazeale the Outstanding Community Development Educator Award. She is an Associate Extension Professor of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky, and has been a CDS Member since 2015. Breazeale gratiously said of fellow CDS Members “This is really a special group of professionals. That’s one of the many reasons […]

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We Are Switching to MailChimp!

In a continued effort to both increase functionality of our electronic systems and save CDS money on monthly subscriptions, our Administrator is making the shift away from Constant Contact to MailChimp. Further, to integrate with our new domain, Vanguard and other CDS communications will come from admin@CDSociety.org rather than info@comm-dev.org. This switch will be happening next […]

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August Updates – VC of Programs

Greetings fellow CDS Members! I’m pleased to step into my new Officer role and extend an invitation to all of you to join the Working Groups that will be convening in September. If you are into learning about the cool things happening in Portland, Oregon, please consider joining the 2023 Conference Host WG to help identify […]

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September CDS Webinar

A Land With a People: Exploring Community Development through Palestinian and Jewish Voices and Visions Tuesday, September 27, 2022 — 1:00 -2:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) CDS is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the International Association for Community Development to jointly host this webinar featuring Esther Farmer (co-editor of A Land With […]

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2022 CDS Virtual Conference

Amidst an ongoing global pandemic, social uprisings, and a divisive political climate, these past few years have invited us all to reckon with our identities, our work, and our futures. Many are seeing with more clarity the vast inequities and injustices of our governments and economies that impact the financial, physical, and mental wellbeing of our communities. Where do we go with this knowledge? How do we leverage this moment to recommit to racial, economic, and environmental justice?

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July CDS Webinar

Local development and Polish self-government practice: Outreach and research conducted by Wrocław University of Economics and Business, Poland Friday, July 15, 2022 — 12:00 noon Eastern Time (US & Canada) Presenter Andrzej Sztando, Ph.D. is a Professor of Wrocław University of Economics and Business (WUEB), Poland. His research interests are in local development, as well as […]

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June 2022 Chair’s Update

Gratitude is a consistent theme that emerges as I write this column. As chair of the CDS Board of Directors, I continue to be amazed at the resilience and creative impact of our treasured Community Development Society during these tumultuous times.  First, I’m grateful to Anthony Cook, our secretary, and the CDS nominations committee members who found […]

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