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Call for papers for a proposed special issue in Community Development focused on Polarized Communities - Due: April 15

Call for Submissions on "RESILIENCE" - Special Edition of Community Development

Apply for a CDS mentor! - Great opportunity to connect for new members and those new to the field

Apply to be a student volunteer at #CommDev18! Get entered for a chance to win a free stay at the conference hotel!

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President's Update
President's Update -  You Are Appreciated
By Bryan Hains
This month's Presidential update will be short and sweet - yet will carry an important message. I personally want to thank every Community Development Society member for their continued commitment to our organization. Your professional dedication, diverse perspectives and general friendliness have made CDS an amazing organization and one that I am proud to be a part of. You continually strive to enhance not only our profession but our individual professional and personal lives as well. Many of you work tirelessly behind the scenes to make CDS run like a well-oiled machine, and you do so humbly and with little recognition. Please know that this does not go unnoticed, I personally want to take a moment to recognize your past, present and future efforts and let you know that you are truly appreciated. As always, please let me know if there is anything the leadership team can do to make you feel as appreciated as you truly are.  
CDS News
CDS Team Looks to Develop Stronger Partnerships with Foundations
By Dan Kahl
The Community Change Network is a team of committed community development professionals pursuing the study and documentation of sustained community change. With the support of CDS Institutional Capacity grant funding, and working with the CDS Fellows project in 2017-18, the Community Change Network (CCN) is spearheading an initiative to convene Foundations that share a mission for community well-being. This initiative recognizes that the Community Development Society, CCN and foundations each bring diverse perspectives and resources, and all share the common goal of supporting effective, inclusive, sustainable community change. The CCN recognizes the potential benefits of more collaborative work and is taking action to explore the potential of formalizing and strengthening the relationship between the interest groups...
Get involved with #CommDev18!
By Cindy Banyai
Every year, the CDS annual international conference is our time to come together as colleagues to learn and share. The 2018 CDS Annual International Conference in Detroit is no exception and there lots of great things on the horizon! However, we want to make sure that our members' voices are heard and that this conference really hits the mark. With that in mind, we are extending an invitation for members to join the Conference Planning Committee. Committee members will meet by phone once a month leading up to the conference and will review current plans, make suggestions to tailor the conference program to needs and expectations of the members, as well as to provide support as needed. Please email me at Cindy@BanyaiConsulting.com to join. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!
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July 22-25

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