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New publication: An Introduction to Community Development

Faculty Associates Dr. Patsy Kraeger and Dr. Tim Dahlstrom have published a chapter in the new textbook An Introduction to Community Development, 2nd Ed..  

Reference: West, M., Kraeger, P., & Dahlstrom, T. “Establishing Community-Based Organizations” in R. Phillips & R. Pittman, eds., An Introduction to Community Development, 2nd Ed. (New York, NY: Routledge, 2015).

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Professors present at Arizona Age-Friendly Network Conference

Richard Knopf in the School of Community Resources and Development, and Teri Kennedy in the School of Social Work joined colleagues from ASU and NAU at the state-wide Arizona Age-Friendly Conference sponsored by Maricopa Association of Governments. 

The group led a panel entitled Learning for Life: the role of universities in age-friendly communities. 

Understanding the economic impact of parks

The benefits of parks seem obvious—bringing social, cultural and environmental impact while at the same time working to minimize pollution, crowding. But is it also possible to demonstrate how an investment in public parks can provide an economic return?

ASU Lodestar Center graduates Class VII of American Express Leadership Academy

Class VII of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation's American Express Leadership Academy is graduating from their nine-month development program on May 8 at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center.

Global Youth Service Day brings nearly 150 volunteers

Public Allies Arizona and Neighborhood Ministries teamed up for the first annual Global Youth Service Day. Nearly 150 volunteers -- the majority youth -- came together for a day of service and to celebrate the power of community service.

Year in review: CNP student video

Tanika Reed, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association, captured the year of leadership, learning and service of students working toward their Certified Nonprofit Professional credential through ASU.

ASU scientist addresses Arizona water security in wake of California reductions

An executive order for water use reductions issued by California Gov. Jerry Brown has many Arizonans questioning our own water future.

On April 15, senior sustainability scientist Dave White, co-director of ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City, appeared on KJZZ’s “Here and Now” to address Arizona’s water security.

Grants further ASU Lodestar Center's capacity building and leadership development programs

Two long-time partners of the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation are expanding their investment in the center’s efforts to build capacity in the nonprofit sector.

Grants from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and the American Express Foundation will help to extend and improve programs that have been proven successful and received recognition on both a local and national level.

MNpS student among finalists in ASU Changemaker Challenge

ASU Master of Nonprofit Studies (MNpS) student Adam Rubin and team on their excellent showing in the recent ASU Changemaker Challenge. Rubin's team was selected as one of the 20 finalists in the Changemaker Challenge.

Professor Mark Hager observes, "Adam Rubin has been working with his organization RENEW for a few years now, but he is always pushing new angles and audiences."

ASU Lodestar Center receives $170,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

In a strong relationship that has lasted for six years, the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation will once again team up with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold in an effort to build and strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations in various rural communities throughout the state.

Recently, the ASU Lodestar Center, part of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, was awarded a $170,000 grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation to expand its capacity building practices.