ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: This course will address the fundamentals of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), how to practically implement ABCD in students' daily professional practice while developing a community of practice using ABCD, as well as, becoming ABCD practitioners in the field. Working through an ABCD process, participants can move towards whole-community mobilization through mapping the capacities assets of individuals, associations, and institutions while building relationships. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

This Course is eligible for 1-credit of elective credit in the Master of Professional Studies in Community Leadership upon approval of the Graduate Program Director. To transfer credit upon completion of course contact GPD Sally Scott at

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.

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