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27 December 2016 Elizabeth Connolly Long Beach, New York 11561 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Director of Development for the Art Council here in Long Beach. I believe that art making can be a vehicle for communication and integration for our residents. I would like to create public art projects that will bring together different neighborhoods in our City.
I have just starting browsing Chapter 27 and it is full of ideas that could help me as I write grants to fund my community painting projects. I can see that the Community Tool Box is something that I will refer to often as a guide. I will also check out some of the books and articles in the bibliography for more in depth discussion.
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27 December 2016 Richard Law Colorado Springs, CO 80918 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently leading some peace work within our church.
We are considering adopting a Just Peace designation within our denomination--UCC.
We're hoping to become a valued, relevant peace resource and model for peaceful dialogue and engagement. Part of the work we're hoping to do is local peace and justice work--addressing needs within our community that frequently get overlooked for bigger, headline issues.
I ran across your amazing web site when I was surfing around surveying some other community activist sites. Yours appears to be very practical, and accessible. Your tool box might be a big help.
So far, we're not using it. I'm just getting acquainted and started.
Thanks!
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22 December 2016 Patrick Myers Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ UK
Who I am Use of CTB
Service designer for children services in a local authority Resources to support community development
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22 December 2016 Emongonyang Pius Gideon kampala, Tororo Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
nice information to address issues
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20 December 2016 David ,
Who I am Use of CTB
Someone who wants to improve my community.
Community Tool Box has provided much needed information in accessing our community needs and options on how we can address them! This toolbox is truly invaluable, I pass this information to every organization or organization leader whom I come in contact. Again, thank you!
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19 December 2016 eka seo surabaya surabaya, east java 62031 indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello I am from Indonesia, This toolbox very helpfull
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18 December 2016 Kelly Creque Trenton, New Jersey 08618 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am not a community organizer by profession. But I am very interested in forming units within my community to help support folks and help us all to lift one another up. I live in a relatively small city in the United States. So I realize that we are well off compared to others around the globe, but we have a lot of internalized oppression. I'd like to help us get rid of that so that we can take full control of our community.
I haven't read anything as yet, but I will read it and share it with others in the community. I expect that it will be useful in my work with my local church.
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13 December 2016 Tamer Omar ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I studied in Banha faculty of engineering Faculty of Engineering-Banha University. I am assistent professor in thecomputer department
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7 December 2016 Amina Nouar Benha, 12345 Egypt
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm Lecturer of Community Health Nursing
community tool books help me in collecting needed resources before providing any communities interventions
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 November 2016 Rod Rivers Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 3NZ United Kingdom
Who I am Use of CTB
I am consulting to Cambridge County Council in the UK on new models for transformation.
Provision of an example of good practice in relation to community building and citizen participation.
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14 November 2016 Jeanette Martinez Garden City, Kansas 67846 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi, my name is Jeanette and I am a single mom of two kids. I am also going to school to get my degree in Case Management and Social Work. I am currently working two jobs and wanting to learn more on managing my time and finances.
I am wanting to help myself by learning new ways to build a better future for me and my kids and how to support myself and ways to move forward in life with our feeling the struggle all the time.
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16 October 2016 Janet Francis Tyler, TX 75703 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a student, studying with Grand Canyon University, a private Christian university. I'm in a coursework program, Psy664, Community Psychology and the professor asked us to visit this website.
To answer a discussion question, we are visiting this website.
Q: Why is a needs assessment an important step in community intervention? Discuss some of the different methods that can be used to complete a needs assessment. Choose one of the examples listed under the Examples tab and summarize the information that was assessed from two community assessments. How did the two assessments you read about compare (discuss similarities and differences)?
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9 October 2016 Kim Lee HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92648 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a US citizen, Thailand decent. I already have a group called Red-USA in Los Angeles but did not registered with the government. How can my group be officially registered? Which office should I file with?
This my first time reading your page.
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9 October 2016 John E. Faucette, Jr. Etowah, NC 28729 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
As a disaster response volunteer, American Red Cross I am keen to develop skills, techniques and procedures expand collaboration with local and other organizations in Disaster response processes.
Just discovered CTB; fascinated with the scope. 'Hope to use some evaluation tools to test and improve current thought.
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26 September 2016 carly evans Pensacola, FL 32506 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Americorps VISTA volunteer serving the Escambia County Florida region. I am apart of a research grant aimed at combating chronic disease among the poorest communities. Ia m also a recent graduate of UWF.
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25 September 2016 MADHUSUDAN HANUMAPPA NEW DELHI, DELHI 110017 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I WORK ON ENGAGING COMMUNITIES UNDER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WHICH INVOLVES INTERNAL INDUCED DISPLACEMENT. I ALSO EMPOWER AND ENABLE THE COMMUNITIES TO ACCESS APPROPRIATE COMPENSATION AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSITION DUE TO THE DISPLACEMENT OR ADVERSE IMPACT ACCRUED DUE TO A INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT. I WORK IN DEVELOPING AND UNDER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD WHICH INCLUDES SOUTH ASIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND PACIFIC ISLANDS.
THIS COMMUNITY TOOL BOX IS PROVIDING ME WITH A STRUCTURED UNDERSTANDING ON CARRYING COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT WHICH IS A PRIMARY NECESSITY BEFORE PROVIDING A DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AS PART OF INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES.
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19 September 2016 Ngozi Okoli Dublin,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working as the Development Coordinator in the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary Development Office in Dublin. My work entails working with the sisters on the ground who are engaging in development work.
The community tool box has helped me in developing the note on needs assessment. I have gained a lot of insight in reading Chapter 3 of the tool box. Thank you so much for the nice work you have done in putting this together this tool. it has been quite helpful. I very grateful
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13 September 2016 Sung Lee Hamburg, 20148 Germany
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working UNESCO Institute for lifelong learning.
I am developing on-line programs based on Guidelines for Building Learning Cities to be used by lifelong learning practitioners in the learning cities.
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6 September 2016 Michelle Provenza Hattiesburg, MS 39406 U.S.
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently a graduate student completing a dual Masters of Anthropology and Public Health-Health Education. Louisiana Tech University alumni of the Department of Kinesiology.
I use the CTB for my Public Health courses and community organization projects.
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30 August 2016 Oswald Bellevue, WA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a project manager interested in helping organizations build processes that they can reuse in multiple areas.
One of the managers here wanted to have his team do a SWOT analysis. I Googled information to open up myself to others thoughts on how to conduct these in a nonprofit setting and found your toolbox the most helpful. Thanks!
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29 August 2016 kazem sarwary kabul, kapisa afg
Who I am Use of CTB
i am from afg, i realy have intrst to learn English so i know by this way i can improve my talent, there for every day i try to study hard.
it was a little message for your information.
at the first view i get mean that it write by easy words know i have decide to translate it to dari, for improving my knowledge
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26 August 2016 Glenda Carne Colorado Springs, CO 80905 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am looking at your tool kits to provide to advice to the an organization in Colorado.

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10 August 2016 cherry suu Yangon, Yangon Myanmar
Who I am Use of CTB
Program Officer (Technical) at Pact Myanmar Referencing
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4 August 2016 Brina Santa Cruz, CA United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm an assistant director in a summer campaign office for a national nonprofit.
My first use of it is to guide me in my efforts in getting letters to the editor written by staff volunteers published.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
3 August 2016 Greg Adowah Accra, Kasoa 00233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
Founder and Executive Director of this corporation. We are basically into rural community Development.
It's serving as a guide /training tool for our work. Cost of training for staff is sometimes expensive and your materials are no different from what they teach.
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26 July 2016 Vincent George Davenport, Iowa 52803 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm just someone interested in helping others, especially youth, to learn and grow to be resilient and able to find a success place in society as a they contribute by blessing others with their gifts and knowledge.
Community Tool Box will be used as resource, guidance, and services source for building human capital and providing economic opportunity for all families that utilizes the Willella Fluellin Center. The Tool Box will also be use to support the educational achievement of the youth and their families and leveraging existing community assets to fill service gaps to increase opportunity, strengthen relationships and equip the next generation with the tools they need to transcend social-economic obstacles through resilience and educational pursuits.
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25 July 2016 Maura Dunnigan Columbia, MD 21044 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I teach a group of honors students at HCC. They focus on leadership through service learning, civic engagement, and social justice.
You have amazing resources to support student projects, initiatives, and to supplement some of the activities within my seminar.
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23 July 2016 abdulraheem Yakubu , Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Abdulraheem Yakubu and I am currently an online MPH student with the University of Roehampton London. this tool kit is very useful for my ongoing module and it would be useful onthe field for me..
I work in communities where this will be very useful for me. particularly as it gives a step by step guide and references of task to be done. this is very helpful. I am also looking at supporting some intervention in the North East of Nigeria where the humanitarian crisis has been lingering for years now. This will be useful. I would like to know if the toolkit is available in hard copy and how can one get it?
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13 July 2016 Kimberly Spears Rosedale, LA 70772 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a CEO of a start up charter school in a undeserved rural community. My mission is to assist students in achieving a high school diploma, college degree or a career path.
I have not used the tool box but looking forward in reviewing.
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12 July 2016 Ernest Jerome KILOSA, MOROGORO 255 Tanzania
Who I am Use of CTB
im a community worker in area of development though income generating activities and mostly agriculture and animal husbandry.
im new to the tool box but i do believe it will help me a lot
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12 July 2016 Irawan Soetanto Tangerang Selatan - Jakarta Selatan, Banten 15419 Indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
We, International Sports Club of Indonesia ("ISCI") are a sports and recreation club for international community in Indonesia and almost 95 % of our members are foreigner from all around the globe. and at this time plan to set a community empowerment program for the lower class people who live around the location of ISCI. We will further contact you upon completing review your Community Tool Box.
We could give any comment yet. We just look for an idea and proposal for the willingness of ISCI to conduct a social responsibility program for the lower class local people who live around the location of ISCI. We will further contact you upon completing review your Community Tool Box. Thank you and best regard.
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11 July 2016 kolaip perkole yombone port moresby, national capital district papua new guinea
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a community youth development advocate.
After I have gone through your free website I have picked useful information that can help me organise my work meaningfully for youth improvement.
I am ver thankful for your support with this as it is free and easy for disadvantaged groups to access and help self-improvement.
Thanks a lot and bless you in community service
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9 July 2016 Bill Wright Amarillo, TX 79118 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I started advocating two years ago.In Texas the legistrative session is every two years. I educated myself and did really good. I am taking my advocacy group to a higher level so far glad I found yall
Texas Medical Marijuana
Bill Wright
Still learning new things
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9 July 2016 Joseph Simumba Mufulira, Copperbelt 1101 Zambia
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a Zambia with passion to help people develop their living through themselves engaging in activities that would raise their standard of living.
Motivation speech to members of community and school going children more to those about to graduate and Churches
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9 July 2016 Alan Jackson Pasadena, TX 77503 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
HLM has been mandated to reduce childhood obesity in Pasadena, TX.
Our plan of action includes organizing a city-wide bicycle group ride.
We will use this event as a catalyst for increasing ADULT participation as well.
Permanent cultural change toward more active lifestyles.
I have only just begun.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 July 2016 Gloria Cousar Reston, VA 20191 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
As Executive Director of the Neighborhood Associates Corporation, I lead a staff of Community Coordinators working at 10 affordable housing communities located in six states and the District of Columbia. Our mission is to engage with community residents in support of democratic leadership, household problem-solving, and group activities that enliven core values related to the community's greater good and its preservation as affordable housing.
Haven't yet started. I just recently learned of your existence.
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28 June 2016 John Kerr Springwater, NY 14560 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a retired software developer with 10 years of experience in software process improvement and organizational change. I've gotten involved with a local group that is trying to save an old school that was donated to their town, because the town wants to make it "surplus". They'll give it to a non-profit, but the group hasn't been around long enough to establish itself that way.
The local Grange has stepped in to be the non-profit, but they only have six members, and when they demonstrated what a Grange meeting was like, the other members of the group didn't like the ritual and structure.
Lots of problems to deal with, and a deadline of November 1st to deal with.
I'm going to tell the leaders of the group about your web site and encourage them to use your approach and tools. I don't know if that will happen, but I think it gives us a chance at establishing a relationship with a 501c3 that the town will approve of for the transfer.
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24 June 2016 Ann Moore St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an adjunct faculty member at Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Springfield College Campus in St. Johnsbury, VT. I have been teaching a number of human services courses over the course of the last 11 years at both the Community College of Vermont and Springfield College
I have included the link to the Community Tool Box (CTB) as a resource for a college course entitled: "Issues in Research" which I am teaching this summer. I am assigning various sections of the CTB and asking them to read, summarize, and then reflect on what they have learned. The students in this class will move on to a 1 year group and community project and will need the skills, knowledge and experience to conduct a human service research project in their community with 2-3 other classmates. I also conduct review sessions in class in which the students share their reflections on what they have learned on their own from the CTB.
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23 June 2016 Lisa ,
Who I am Use of CTB
Had an idea and googled it...and this page came up that drew my interest.
Using the vision/mission statement information/summary to help me organize my thoughts/idea -- to give it more focus and clarity. Thankful for this introduction and information on clear organization with a clear, meaningful structure/purpose. Best regards and thanks again.
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19 June 2016 Jacquelijn , Netherlands
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for the Small Water Well Entrepreneur project. Our aim is to train unemployed graduates into water entrepreneurs and through them provide water to rural households in the North of Benin. The project work is mainly done by volunteers like myself.
I am using the SWOT chapter and templates as part of the training we organize for potential water entrepreneurs. In total we will train 40 entrepreneurs. The material is great. Thank you so much.
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16 June 2016 Juana Tiffa Kenema, Eastern 000 Sierra Leone
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Juana Tiffa from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I am practicing to be a project manager in future.
I am going to use this community Tool Box to help to analyse and be better project writer in future
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15 June 2016 Julie Navarre East Lansing, MI 48823 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Field Director and am one of 7 instructors teaching a 7 week summer advanced standing foundation practice course.
We are using the Assessing Community Needs and Resources toolkit, Chapter 3, sections 1 and 14 (developing a plan to assess community needs and resources and SWOT). We'll flip the class and use case examples (not necessarily from the toolkit) that students will use to apply these assessment tools in class.
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14 June 2016 Ma Teresa de Guzman Quezon City, Metro Manila 1118 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Anthropologist, a Faculty of the Behavioral Sciences Department, University of the Philippines Manila, a Consultant and a Researcher
Great very useful especially for my classroom and community lectures.
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14 June 2016 Gaylene Van wijk Masterton, Wairarapa 5810 New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Peer advocate and Support worker offering a free service to people with mental health issues and addiction in the Wairarapa and wellington region. We offer advocacy, support and education services.
For programmes and forms to be more efficient in our service and meet the needs of all that we support.
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13 June 2016 Ini Usanga Cork, Cork Ireland
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a survivor of family violence and childhood sexual harassment. Now I use my journey and experience to empower other survivors and victims.
To develop resource materials for empower survivors and develpo trainings for community wide eduction, policy makers and educational institutions
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11 June 2016 Mike Powers joint cities of Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon, ON Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I have recently been appointed Director, Business Development to investigate and lead a path to Sustainability for Community Door, CD is a community based organization to support shared facilities in the charities and social service delivery agencies sector
As a relatively young organization (c 5 yrs) in our first endeavour we are reviewing our successes and shortfalls. Using VMOSA, we are re-evaluating our original vision & strategy from the various learns and a changing landscape in government and private funding. From basic question - are we adding value to the community, to how to expand our facilities and offerings; VMOSA is part of my preparation for an upcoming Board Retreat for the noted review
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8 June 2016 ARIANIE ATOLBA LAMUT, IFUGAO 3605 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I work as a project assistant and secretariat to a human capacity building program in the province of Ifugao, Philippines.
Working first time for a human capacity building project, your "toolbox" helped me in doing tasks I have never done before like conducting FGD and others. Your toolbox contents are so practical and very helpful. I owe you thanks!
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1 June 2016 Daniel Makoko Greenville,, NC 27834 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student in Public Health (MPH) at the University of New England, Maine. I work at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. I am the founder of a non-for- profit corporation Toloha village patnerships of Tanzania. I am currently working to implement a health care center in Toloha village, Tanzania (E. Africa).
This is my first time to join, but I am looking forward into it to help me implement this project.
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1 June 2016 Domingo Jr Nievarez PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA 1600 Pilipinas
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm currently working as Planning Officer in the Planning Service of the Department of Education in the Philippines. My work usually focuses on the preparation of planning and budgeting proposal, monitoring of programs and projects and providing technical assistance to our field units and offices. In addition to this, I'm also the sole coordinator of the Department in the convergence program of the Government which is the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Program. BUB empowers basic sectors in the communities as they are made to be officially part of the planning process in the local government units. Basic sectors also involves in the monitoring of projects implementation.
As mentioned in the above response, this community tool box will help me understand better the dynamic and importance of participative planning between government officials and its people. I'am planning to advocate this kind of planning process in different localities to have a shared goals and responsibilities among all people.
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22 May 2016 Cassia Havens ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am part of FullVerdict team, a team who would give much needed information before purchasing anything online.
We currently have a blog which we call FullVerdict where we publish articles related to health and self-help. We believe that community tool box can help us write helpful articles to our site in order to deliver the best reading experience where one will learn something before leaving our website.

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