In August 1991 a group of community leaders from across the Lower Cape met at the Wellfleet Public Library to create a task force to explore ways to build economic vitality here.
Because community development corporations were already known then for their focus on the dual challenges of affordable housing and local economic opportunity, the group was drawn to the idea of creating a CDC.
Less than twelve months later, with a boost from a Community Economic Enterprise Development grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Lower Cape Cod Community Development Corporation, now known as the Community Development Partnership, was launched.
This summer we're celebrating the fact that twenty-five years later the CDP is still going strong. What our founders
--- many of whom are still actively involved with us today
--- saw as the goal is still at the heart of our work: strengthening our local communities as flourishing places to live and work.
Today our communities are thriving in new ways. From a fishermen's trust to an affordable housing institute to winter farmers' markets, we're supporting solutions our founders might not have foreseen 25 years ago
--- but they certainly did inspire.
On Wednesday August 23, we will mark the 25th anniversary of the CDP's founding with a special edition of our annual "Summer Evening on the Farm." Please join us in honoring our past and looking ahead to the future at Halcyon Farm in Brewster.
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Also, don't miss important updates about recent projects and upcoming workshops right here in this month's e-news.
With thanks for your interest and support,