Development and Empowerment
community and its people are empowered, they have the capacity
to articulate their needs, to identify actions to solve those
needs, and to mobilize and organize resources in pursuit of
commonly defined goals." Lorraine Garkovich, University of Kentucky
Manifest Your Community's Ultimate Destiny!
Some of the main resources available from CAN
DO! for Community Development and Empowerment include model
Centers, ETMS, Empowerment
Training Mentoring Systems tailored
Co-creative Visioning for
Communities, You CAN DO! Too
Resource Manuals, etc.
Destiny University is collecting resources for community
development and empowerment and will publish them as Discover
and Manifest Your Community's Ultimate Destiny.
The signature version of the Discover
and Manifest Your Ultimate Destiny book series
is targeted to individuals. Subsequent editions will feature
Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development, Organizations,
Businesses, Communities and Spiritual Organizations.
The edition for Community will feature:
the works of Arthur Morgan and Community Services, Inc., Richard
Poston and the Community Development Society, Dr Michael Swack and
Community Economic Development, Dr. Donald Pitzer of the Historic
Communal Societies Association, M. Scott Peck and the Foundation for
Community Encouragement, the Fellowship for Intentional Community,
and resources from NCCED (the National Congress for Community
Economic Development) and NAHRO (the National Association of Housing
and Redevelopment Officials),with quotes on community by these
authors along with Corrine McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson of the
Center for Visionary Leadership, Loraine Garkovich, Margaret
Click here for the
introduction to the Wheel of Life Exercise.
Click here for a
PDF of the modified Wheel for Community
Here are a couple of
introductory articles on community.
The Art and Science of Community
Lifetime In Pursuit of Community