Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program
Building communities requires more than creating affordable housing, understanding the market and being able to read a financial statement. Organizing is based on the belief that people have the ability to name their problems and identify the additional information and resources they need to solve them. It requires developing leadership, building relationships, and consolidating thoughts and ideas into structures that can create sustainable change.
Community engagement is a people-focused process that increases the collective financial and human capacity of neighborhoods to improve the quality of life for the individuals who live and work there. Community building includes incremental and measurable projects, programs and activities that lead to positive, long-term, systemic change.