Community Science is proud to announce the publication, Emerging Principles for Designing and Planning Community Change. This is the first report in the series called Community Matters: Action Principles, Frameworks, and Strategies, which is intended to share what decades of research and practice have taught us about building and strengthening community.

David Chavis, CEO, and Joy Amulya authored the first publication of the series. Emerging Principles for Designing and Planning Community Change describes 18 emerging action principles organized around four strategic areas critical to a foundation’s role in community change efforts. These principles were derived from information gathered through document review of 13 past and present community change initiatives as well as interviews with key leaders of these initiatives. The principles are considered “emerging,” as further exploration is needed to understand their impact on the initiatives’ implementation and outcomes.

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