Acquire the ABCD Toolkit

Acquire the ABCD Toolkit

by the Ven. Cookie Clark, Treasurer, Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) invites you the upcoming event: An Introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), on Friday and Saturday, January 9-10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo. During this introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), participants will explore what ABCD is and how it works; build skills for effective work in engaging congregations with the wider community and network with others involved in diaconal and community ministry. Regular admission is to this event is $125.00. Admission for students at The School for Deacons (SfD) is $100.00.* Space is limited to 25 participants.

Who: Episcopal Community Services
What: An Introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)
When: Friday and Saturday, January 9-10; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Church of the Ascension,Vallejo
2420 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94589
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Cost: Regular admission is $125.00. Admission for students at SfD is $100.00*
Registration: Click here to download and print the registration form. Space is limited to 25 participants.

The cost of this event covers two lunches and materials provided at the sessions. Overnight accommodations can be arranged in homes in Vallejo or Vacaville. Optional recommended books are $40.00. *Partial scholarships are available based upon need.

As a community development path, ABCD starts with the people, associations and institutions already present in a community, then uses them to create positive develop and internal community power to act. Ron Dwyer-Voss of Pacific Community Solutions will lead us in exploring and skill building. Ron is a faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, and has over 30 years experience in community organizing and development. He has extensive experience in working with faith communities and holds a Master’s Degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, as well as a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Ven. Cookie Clark via email at

Click here to view and download the event flier and registration form.


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