The Multi-Faith Veteran Initiative, housed at DePaul University’s Egan Office for Urban Education & Community Partnerships (UECP) at the Steans Center, works in partnership with communities to develop an extended reach of support to improve the quality of life for Veterans and Veteran Families.
The Project seeks to:
●Integrate faith-based organizations and houses of worship into local networks of social service providers.
● Raise awareness about community resources for Veterans and their families
● Equip train and support those who are actively involved with faith-based and community – based organizations, to assist them in broadening the spectrum of local services for Veterans and their families within their respective communities.
● Promote the active role of Veterans as valuable community assets.
● Contribute to maximizing the use of resources and services currently available for Veterans and their families.
September 2018 Training • October Faith-Rooted Training
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
We invite you to learn about the institute and its work in the university and community context. We hope you will join us in building strong communities.
By Dan Baron / April 8, 2018
In late 2016, DePaul welcomed the ABCD Institute to the Steans Center as its new home. Founded at Northwestern University more than two decades ago, the Institute has made a global impact on community development and organizing through its emphasis on how communities use their assets to define who and what they are and how they shape their future. DePaul now directly benefits from decades of wisdom developed through research, engagement, and scholarship in communities employing ABCD throughout the world. Read more
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