Deb Wisniewski

Deb Wisniewski is a consultant and a trainer, working closely with individuals, organizations and systems that want to change how they think about the people they serve — to see them as individuals with gifts and members of their communities, instead of seeing them as "clients". An ABCD Fellow, co-founder of ABCD in Action, and member of the ABCD Stewardship Team she and her husband, Steve Kretzman, have co-taught an ABCD course for the Masters of Art in Social Justice and Community Development, through the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.

Working in the Gap

Often, when you get together with a group of people interested in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), you find a conversation about the gifts of individuals and what communities can do for themselves. But what about institutions? Institutions have been...