The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change

The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change distills lessons about how to revitalize distressed communities, and helps policymakers, funders, and practitioners create effective strategies for promoting vibrant, racially-equitable communities. It convenes local and national leaders in the community-change field, reviews community anti-poverty initiatives, and disseminates lessons to funders and practitioners about how to improve outcomes for low-income children, families, and communities.

Resident-Centered Community Building: What Makes It Different?

When residents are genuinely at the center of community building, a different process unfolds. Relationships become the centerpiece of the work. This is because for residents community building is personal — it’s about their children, their families, their homes, their neighbors and their streets. It...