Community and Social Development

Community agencies are important players in efforts to create healthy communities and a balanced, just and prosperous society – we facilitate, support, spark, inform and provide spaces for people to come together, generate new ideas and take action.  

Our involvement in community and social development includes:

Providing information, support, and opportunities for people to make their ideas and voices heard
Engaging residents in local planning and decision-making, for example our redevelopment planning process
Fostering community and economic development with Market 707
Nurturing community leadership, particularly among youth as in our Project 1234 youth drug prevention program
Investing in youth through scholarships and Leaders in Training programs
Bringing together different sectors to share information, learn from one another, create shared visions and work together

Linking local with global issues via programs and relationships with international communities