McKnight Notes

Doesnt imply that communities dont need additional

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Unformatted text preview: f the community o One section of the guide will explore ways in which individuals, associations and local institutions can contribute economically Asset based, internally focused, relationship driven: asset based community development o Mobilize them for development purposes o Focusing on assets of lower income com. Doesn’t imply that communities don’t need additional resources . o Intended to affirm, and to build on work already gong on in neighborhoods across the country o Characteristics §༊ “asset based” : starts with what is preset – capacities of its residents and workers, not what is absent or problematic §༊ “internally focused” : hope and control of their community §༊ “relationship driven” : build and rebuild relationships between local residents, associations and institutions Chapter 1: releasing individual capacities • “living a good life depends on whether those capacities can be used, abilities expressed and gifts given” pg 12 • • • • o Person will feel more empowered o Don’t focus on deficiencies Mapping capacities o Capacity inventory §༊ Skills information; priority skills (most important part and foundat...
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