What is Community Development?
Community development is a holistic approach grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, self-determination and collective action (Kenny & Connors, 2017. AIFS).
Our community development services aim to:
- Strengthen communities
- Decrease isolation
- Build resilience
- Improve wellbeing
- Increase access to support services
Community Pop Ups:
Our Community Pop Ups program works with networks and donors to provide essential items and services to vulnerable communities when they need it most. Our Pop Ups are set up like markets where community members can have autonomy over choosing their own free items or gaining free services to meet their needs.
- Back to school
- Food Pantry
- Hair cuts
- Support services pop ups
- Community engagement pop ups with various free activities