Module 4 - Asset Based Community Engagement

Module 4 - Asset Based Community Engagement - UofM's Urban-Serving Research Mission

Introduction Video

Learning Objectives

In this module you will:

  • Understand how asset based community engagement is a particular way of framing community work.
  • Compare and contrast asset based and deficit based approaches to community work.
  • Identify seven types of community assets associated with people and place.
  • Consider why word choice and language are important in framing community work.
  • Understand the benefits and challenges associated with asset based community engagement.
  • Recognize the value of asset based community engagement in creating community empowerment and sustained change.


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Portions of the content for these modules have been provided by Michigan State University through their Tools of Engagement, Collaborating with Community Partners program.