Community Development

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Making the Private Community Better: Where to Focus

Prioritizing member comfort boosts participation and retention in private communities. Environmental improvements, like landscaping and infrastructure, enhance community appeal and pride. Strong social connections and regular community events foster a sense of belonging and satisfaction. Improved security measures provide reassurance, promoting active participation and a sense of safety. Ensuring the comfort of members within a […]

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How to Keep Community Centers Comfortable on a Budget

Prioritize HVAC systems by renting air conditioning, getting energy-efficient systems, and using programmable thermostats. Implement proper insulation such as caulking, weatherstripping, and energy-efficient windows and doors.  Encourage energy-saving habits such as turning off lights when leaving a room, using natural light, and unplugging electronics when not in use. Upgrade lighting fixtures to energy-efficient LED bulbs for reduced

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Tips To Help Substance Abusers Land a Job in Struggling Communities

• Partner with a treatment facility to gain access to job counseling services and resume writing assistance. • Develop relationships with local employers and take advantage of networking events in the area. • Focus on developing soft skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork, customer service, and time management. • Investigate government assistance programs for grants

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Community Programs to Maintain Health and Harmony

Maintaining a healthy and harmonious community means concentrating on the health and well-being of individuals. Many programs can be implemented in the community to achieve this. Some of these programs are educational, while others are physical or mental health-related. Educational Programs One way to maintain health and harmony in the community is to implement educational

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Uncovering Your Community: Get To Know Your Neighbors and the Culture of Your Surroundings

Living in a community means more than just having a place to call home— it’s about being a part of something larger. Getting to know your neighbors and fellow community members is essential to feeling connected and invested in where you live. Whether you’re new to the area or have lived there for years, there

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Five Ways to Build an Inclusive Community for Immigrants

Communities across the United States are increasingly diverse, with people from all over the world coming to live, work, and raise families. They are now 14% of the national population. While this diversity can bring new perspectives and vibrancy to a community, it can also lead to tensions and misunderstanding. One way to foster a more

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Community Building: Cultural Sensitivity Needs

For communities to function and thrive, cultural sensitivity is essential. This is particularly important because the U.S. is becoming more and more culturally diverse. The analyses released by the U.S. Census Bureau in August 2021 showed that the country’s overall ethnic and racial diversity increased from 2010 to 2020. The Bureau measures this through the Diversity Index.

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