This blog has been created to tell the story of one community’s journey to begin connecting at the street level. Bringing Community to Your Doorstep provides practical advice and highlights the value of street parties in bringing neighbours together.
This story of a pop up park in Wyndham City (part of the ABCDE Learning Sites Network), shares how space activation can act as a powerful catalyst for unbelievable levels of contribution, involvement and connection across community. This project really showcases the ultimate in ABCDE.
The latest insights on strengthening community from Cormac Russell. “Now more than ever we need to reboot Local Government and helping agencies so that they can re-orientate themselves towards their primary function: to support citizenship and community building”.
This is the story of a community kitchen feeding 2500 people a day and the ambitious plan of a Lower Hutt group that has taken over an old plaster factory. A great example of harnessing community assets to address needs.
Read this article about a community op shop in Cockburn, WA that also acts as place for community to connect by offering arrange of other services including hair salon, café, outdoor movies and employment and training options. A similar initiative is happening in the City of Launceston – one of our ABCDE Learning Sites. For more information on what is developing in the City of Launceston, contact Sarah McCormack 03 6323 3381.
ABCDE is fundamentally about connections, relationships and assets. Community bumping spaces are so important in facilitating and driving these three elements. Even the exercise of creating these spaces is an incredibly useful ABCDE activity and process. Time to create more community bumping spaces!
This is an amazing Project from Shoalhaven City Council. The Council employed an ABCD approach to enhance the recreational experience of wheelchair bound residents and tourists in the Shoalhaven. A very well designed and executed Project.
This blog is a compilation of stories shared by Rachel Mahuku, Education Sector Program Manager at The Wellspring Foundation for Education. It provides a useful overview of the practical application of ABCD.
This article is a brilliant reminder from sociologist and Author Hugh Mackay on the importance of connecting with neighbours and truly believing that the little things we do within our community – the efforts we make to belong, to care, to help, share and contribute will collectively change the world.