What We Do


Building capacity to conduct, prompt, and measure equitable development.

Help to create more high-capacity CDCs by providing technical assistance, best-practice research, neighborhood level data & peer networking

Represent members at decision-making tables, providing though leadership & developing priorities and resources

Lead in aggregating data and partners to develop metrics for CDC sector work


Gaining investments & creating sound policies by leading advocacy & education.

Promote the sector through regular communications & an annual convening of the community development sector and supporters

Engage members to create and advocate for long & short-term policy goals

Provide forums & workshops to foster engaged residents and build bridges with complementary professions


Activating change by on-the-ground work alongside our members & others.

Convene partners to secure investment in anchor areas within various neighborhoods

Incent investments by conducting small area planning & facilitating quick-build solutions

Advise and manage authentic community engagement processes