Jennifer Hirsch
Ruthie Yow
CP 8881 (C1)
CP 4811 (C1)
Spring 2021

This short course focuses on the origins, successes, and uses of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). The course will specifically engage material, speakers, and partners related to ABCD approaches to community policing, community security, and the Black Lives Matter movement. You will explore how an orientation to gifts and assets instead of problems and deficits can positively change both the processes and outcomes of collaborations intended to make communities safer. Consistent with CDC guidelines, the course may include an in-person site visit with community partners, pairing up for asset-mapping exercises that engage your new skills, and guest speakers with decades of experience in ABCD approaches. The course is taught by Jennifer Hirsch (SLS Director, Adjunct Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning,and ABCD Institute Faculty Member) and Ruthie Yow (Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist and adjunct faculty, HSOC) of Serve-Learn-Sustain. Course Dates: (Total of 15 hours over 6 sessions) Thurs, March 11th and Fri, March 12th: 6:30pm-8:25pm, Sat, March 13th: 9am-12:25pm (site visits); Thurs, March 18th and Fri, March 19th: 6:30pm-8:25pm, Sat, March 20: 9am-12:25pm. Please note that course dates are represented as a range in OSCAR; actual dates are those listed here.  Questions? Please contact Ruthie Yow -

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