Looking to Create Sustainable Communities?
Apply for ICA-USA's Community Development Summer Cohort July 18 - July 22nd
CDI participants will learn tools to build communities that are sustainable environmentally, economically, and equitably. More specifically participants will walk away from the Intensive with:
The program is designed for students, community development practitioners and others who are interested in learning practical tools to supplement theory-based learning within the field of community development or applied community sustainability. It is open (but not limited to) students or those interested in in public policy, social work, urban planning, environmental sustainability, community development, and public health programs.
The one week training is $500. Room and Board is available at the ICA GreenRise for $210.
The program will take place in the ICA GreenRise which is located in the Chicago community of Uptown at 4750 North Sheridan Road, three blocks from the el train and on the Sheridan busline.
To apply please fill out this form - if you have difficulty accessing the form email Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
The academic modules are highly participatory and utilize a multi-media approach. Experts from the field provide additional perspectives and experiences that inform the texts and resource materials.
Module I: Creating A Just and Equitable Society
Module II: Shaping Green, Sustainable Communities
Module III: Building Foundations for Peace
Methods and Skills Training
Three methodological strands connect students to the community action component: intellectual methods (conceptual/cognitive), social methods (social analysis, participative planning and organizing social transformation), and reflective practices (journaling, meditation).
Action-reflection pedagogy integrates the theoretical curriculum with participants’ community action experience. Community action assignments offer an opportunity for practical engagement in one of the local program areas of the ICA involvement with other neighborhood-based local action agencies.
Participants engage in various activities, such as doing asset mapping, designing community surveys, participating in community and organizational programs, and evaluating community processes.
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