Building Community by Design - An Extract cover imageMDC's approach to institutional and community transformation has been built over decades.
Our resource guide for change leaders summarizes that approach and the core principles that have shaped its development. Each component of the approach is explained in detail in its own section, including substantive theoretical support to aid practitioners in better understanding why it works and how.
To facilitate practitioner’s efforts to use this approach, we provide for each module the related tools, activities, and resources that we have developed, adapted, or borrowed from other sources. Stories of how these pieces have worked in real life are included to help users better understand their implementation. 
The final section illustrates one model for putting all these pieces together, using MDC’s projects as an example. The appendices contain: the largest publications; a bibliography of all publications referred to in the text; and a list of resources with contact information,  organized by subject matter.
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