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How To Do It

An On-Line Resource Center for Comprehensive Community Development

The community development field has continued to move beyond single issue, project-based strategies toward more complex, inter-connected, and cross-sectoral approaches to community change. Decades of efforts have produced a broad body of knowledge related to what works to revitalize neighborhoods and what doesn't.

Do you need to prepare a Request for Proposals for a new quality-of-life plan? Or develop strategies for integrating community safety into your neighborhood development plan?

Could you use some tips on how to design and benefit from a good evaluation process?

You don’t need to start from scratch!

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development mines this rich body of rapidly accumulating experience within and outside the LISC network for case studies, templates and other tools intended to help practitioners launch, expand and/or strengthen comprehensive community development programs.

Choose a part of the process or issue area that you'd like to learn more about from the list on the left.

We hope you find this on-line resource center helpful. If you don't find what you are looking for, please let us know. If you have a tool to share, please send it to us at


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