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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 July 2021 Dr. Connor Trott, PT Memphis, TN 38138
Who I am Use of CTB
I am in the process of creating an organization which helps people with Parkinson's Disease make lasting lifestyle changes focused on movement and healthy activities to prevent progression.
I have just found out about the Community Tool Box but look forward to exploring the ways I can engage the Parkinson's community to connect and encourage each other through better health.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
13 July 2021 Anita D'Aprano ,
Who I am Use of CTB
clinician researcher, developing facilitator training for a program to enhance developmental monitoring in the Australian Aboriginal community
Yes, incorporated much of the 'developing facilitator skills' into my training. Really practical, useful materials.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
11 July 2021 Reentseng Felix Letsoela Maseru, Lesotho 100 Lesotho
Who I am Use of CTB
Executive Director for Trans Vanguard. The organization is engaging and empowering adolescent girls and young women in all sphere of life.
With PowerPoint presentations
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 July 2021 Sherry Brown Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I work with Navajo Health Education with Navajo Nation I am looking forward to working with your CTB
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 July 2021 Judith Atuhaire Mbarara, Uganda 256 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a female teacher who enjoyed serving in the education sector for twenty-seven years (1992-2019) working as a university teaching assistant, health education researcher and educator, secondary school administrator, youth counselor and secondary school teacher.

Today, I have retired from teaching and transferred my services to community development as a consultant, researcher, counselor and trainer in issues related to Education, youth and adolescent affairs these include: Gender based violence against adolescents, Adolescent positive masculinity, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and access to services, Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality.

I have borrowed a leaf on preparing and running workshops. I know this guidance will surely help me to improve on my training and organizational skills for conferences and workshops.

Thank you for sharing.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
29 June 2021 Fekadu Mekonnen AA, AA 110338 Ethiopia
Who I am Use of CTB
Consultant Yes and it is really a great tool that makes a real difference
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27 June 2021 Kristie Hartig MSN, RN, PHN, CWOCN, CNE Topeka, Kansas 66610 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
See credentials.
Reviewing it now for an upcoming contracted project with CDC on training the workforce in public health service - this is a terrific resource!!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
27 June 2021 Daria Tavana Voorhees, New Jersey 08043 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I’m a NASM-certified plant-based nutrition coach, fitness trainer, vegan activist, and full-time fundraising professional with over a decade of experience in the New York City nonprofit sector.
I'm designing a fitness program that turns everyday people into everyday athlete activists who create change at a local and global level.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
17 June 2021 Emia Oppenheim Columbus, OH 43214 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Public Health Practitioner who provides supports to teams around the US doing public health interventions.
To help teams with building their coalitions, strategic plans and sustainability.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 June 2021 Jan Loomis WIndsor, CO 80550 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a member of a small non-profit organization hoping to address community health and development problems of a small, isolated community in the Navajo Nation. Approximately 40% of residences lack electricity and running water. Un-employment is high, alcohol and drug addiction are problems. The nearest health providers are over 50 miles away. The residents of this community are great people with huge hearts and they deserve much better than what they have.
We are using the CTB to guide our development as an organization and Board of Directors, and will rely on it heavily to direct our efforts at addressing key initiatives.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 June 2021 Anicetus Mramba Dodoma City, +255 United Republic of Tanzania
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Community Development Officer working under Ministry level, but before I used to work in Local Government at the level of Village, Ward and District.
I used CTB to learn more on how do we suppose to engage community in different initiatives within their localities. Also, it enlight me on our preparation of our Guidelines which are used to involve community in their planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
8 June 2021 Tersia Van Wyk Pretoria, Gauteng 0022 South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
Master Student of Social Science - Community Practioner Used it for studies with the intention of using for community intervention
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
5 June 2021 Debrah Kaufman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73112 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Strategic Communication Consultant, Advocacy and Social Impact Focused CTB allows insight and context to my community-based initiatives.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 May 2021 Ronald Indeje Nairobi, Nairobi 254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I was born out of Wedlock and my child hood troublesome because of being away from my parents and being raised by a step mother, having step siblings dropping out of school and overcoming these and living a humble life.
Currently mentoring youths in crime and drugs addiction.
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11 May 2021 Paul Dormond-Brooks Denver, Colorado 80204 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I work as a research assistant for the University of Colorado - Anschutz medical campus, and I am pursuing a BA in Public Health, at CU Denver.
I took the Social Determinants of Health class (PBHL 4040), and they recommend it to be able to put our community health program proposal together. My partner an I used mostly this website to gather ideas and workflows. Thanks!
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24 April 2021 Alison McAuley ,
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi there! Your site is wonderful! I was referred here as part of my course "Community Health Promotion", leading to Bachelor of Nursing-Athabasca University. After browsing the site, I feel so inspired and hopeful about change in the world to make things better for all. My focus for this course will be the care of children, specifically injury prevention. I think this site will help me in completion of assignments and program planning for this community. Thank you for the excellent resources. Stay safe and be well:-)
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13 April 2021 Amador JOMUAD ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I AM A TEACHER
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7 April 2021 Dustin Semb Spokane, WA 99202 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Assistant Director of the Student Success Collaborative & Degree Completion at Eastern Washington University.
We are using the Community Tool Box as a resource for a professional development course on supporting students from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
26 March 2021 Joni Clouse Broken Arrow, OK 74012 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Owner/Operator of an Oklahoma visitation center, Secure Families.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 March 2021 Lane Fox Hoeringen, Germany 67724 Germany
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Lane Fox (they/them) and I am an MSW student at Salisbury University. This is my first semester and I am incredibly excited about the future. I want to work with LGBTQ populations, consensual sex workers, and/or military spouses. Honestly, I feel like I need 17 more lifetimes to accomplish all the things I want to do.
I stumbled upon your site while researching 'community strengths and weaknesses.' I have now followed you on Twitter and am planning to utilize your resources as a guide for ANY community project that I'm planning. This includes my work with my roller derby and rugby teams as well as in my future career. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this amazing work.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
18 March 2021 Greyson Clark Durango, Colorado 81302 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
First year student at Fort Lewis College
Student of Global Public Health grasping the understanding of the concept of Social Determinants of Health.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 February 2021 Vicky Wichita Falls, TX USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Southern Grit Advocacy formed November 4, 2019 as a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to prevent, disrupt, and end human trafficking through education and advocacy.
The VMOSA powerpoint in the Community Tool Box is being used as the foundation to begin the strategic planning process with our Board of Directors. It is a super time saver to educate board members about the process and will help us focus on identifying strategies to fulfill our mission. Slides could easily be revised to fit our organization. Thank you for making this resource available to the public!
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22 February 2021 christopher Dapaah Kumasi -Ghana, Ghana 233 Afghanistan
Who I am Use of CTB
An advocate on policy issues on Governance, Education , Health, Human rights, women and Children, environmental issues
Not yet , and needs one as guide book
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16 February 2021 Angela Richardson VICTORVILLE, CA 92394 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a disabled minority small business owner, my finances and resources have been limited because of my disabilities and inability to keep up with things at such a rapid past, However I aim to change that this year by connecting with the right ears mouths and hearts. My goal is to develop a self sustained community for our aging and elderly, I would like to provide jobs for those with disabilities within the community itself. Any how my development research lead me here and im excited to be able to meet others with a passion for change and im all in on doing it TOGETHER! Thanks and im Ang by the way.
im new here but hope to gain more knowledge of how to get my development off the ground. from start to finish if I may?
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 February 2021 Ashlee Hitchcock Los Angeles, California 90016 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently a student earning my MSW at CSULA. I also am a member of Lobby Days Caucus at CSULA, a macro social work club. I am a single-mother. I am passionate about justice and changing the status quo to represent the majority of people.
I am new to CTB. I was introduced to it through my Community Organizing class. I am very excited to know about CTB. I hope to learn and gain the skills I need to effect change locally, nationally and universally.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 January 2021 Tammy Spoerl Plymouth, WI 53073 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an adjunct nursing faculty member for the RN to BSN Completion Program at Lakeland University in Plymouth, WI.
This is a new program, and I am creating content for the course: NUR 420 Community Health and Population Focused Nursing.
Just starting to learn of your resources. Thank you.
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25 January 2021 jamie , 85552
Who I am Use of CTB
Post graduate NP student not yet but planning to
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 January 2021 Jocelyn Noriega Casa Grande, Arizona 85194 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Registered Nurse pursuing my education as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Northern Arizona University and my instructor suggest this website to help with our Rural community health project. I was a public health nurse in the past so this class is near and dear to my heart.
My professor from Northern Arizona University, Dr. Shelley Vaughn
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 January 2021 Sara ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an RN completing a Master's degree toward a Family Nurse Practitioner certification. I enjoy all aspects of community and public health and have two other degrees in both nursing and public health.
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16 January 2021 Chol Mading Parök Tonj, South Sudan
Who I am Use of CTB
M&E practitioner For Designing programme learning and accountability tools
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
16 January 2021 Mary Vejnoska Flagstaff, AZ USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Using the CTB for school project. Focus on rural community healthcare needs
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
26 October 2020 GEORGE OYAREH kericho, kenya 20200 kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
Iam a social worker working within the Tea Plantations towards improving the general welfare and wellbeing of all employees, their Children and other people living within the company Estates.
It is my first time to here of this tool kit .Am interested in getting all of them to help me improve on my work.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
23 October 2020 Lindsey ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the coordinator of the Tennessee Tech University Honors Program. I co-lead getting started in civic engagement groups for students interested in engaging in the community.
The Community Tool Box is a treasure. From templates to terminology, students can learn about why engaging the community is important and how to get started. Thank you for the time and work invested in this resource.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 October 2020 Coby Williams Columbus, OH 43215 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Founder and owner of New Reach Community Consulting. New Reach Community Consulting is a minority-owned and purpose-driven small business based in Columbus, OH with a mission to help organizations move the needle on social issues through meaningful engagement.
As a community engagement practitioner, the Community Tool Box is one of my go-to resources for my own professional development and for the social impact projects I work on.
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1 September 2020 Katherine Mahoney Flaggstaff, AZ
Who I am Use of CTB
We are using the community toolbox to develop a project for a rural community in AZ.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 September 2020 Jerry Price South Bend, INDIANA 46619 UNITED STATES of AMERICA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am planning to build a multipurpose facility at LASALLE PARK a 80.5 acre park.
I am presently reading planning strategies to research planning and development for this project.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
25 August 2020 Joyce Murage Thika town, Kiambu county Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
Iam Joyce I work the elderly in our community. Training them on how to be independent financially. Also youths on how start small business and be independent
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 August 2020 Claire Colie Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Nurse Care Manager at NAU Campus Health. It's new to me, I am starting to use it for school.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 August 2020 Nnamdi Okose Abuja, FCT 234 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for an organization which fights for the enthronement of an egalitarian, peaceful and just society.
Community Tool Box has been a well of so much resources for advocacy. I am currently using Community Tool Box to develope an Advocacy Handbook for my organization.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 August 2020 Kellye Remshifski Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the wellness and outreach manager at a community hospital in Doylestown PA.
I just wanted to send a little note saying thank you for putting this together! After graduating from a masters in Health Promotion and moving away from an academic field, I find myself wishing that there were more refreshers to these things. I'm so thankful I found this as I use it whenever we have a big community projects or need to do a needs assessment to just remind myself of the things I've learned. Thank you!!
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22 July 2020 AUDREY NYAGO Kampala, Kampala 3027 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 20 year old Ugandan girl who is passionate about the well being of the girl child coming from a family of a single mother of two girls and a boy.
I have collected a team that has taught girls how make reusable sanitary towels for the girls to stay in school and communicated about the importance of educating the girl child therefore keeping many of the girls in school.That was before the outbreak of covid 19.This upcoming organisation started with only two girls that I taught who with their help we collected a few passionate others to achieve a common goal.
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21 July 2020 Alexander Nayve Magarao, Camarines Sur 4403 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi!. I am Alex Nayve. I'm working for Salanga as the focal person for community-led monitoring, evaluation and learning (ColMEL). My primary role is to lead the development of the ColMEL methodology and accompany INGO partners and their local partners to pilot it in 3 countries.
The ColMEL is a component of community-led development (CLD) programming. I really appreciate the Community Tool Box because it provides access to CLD resources in a very organized way. I just love how CTB organized the resources into chapters and sections, plus all the section overviews, examples, tools and ppt. I would love to refer our partners on the ground to the CTB resources when I contribute to their capacity building soon. While I do read about a full chapter on participatory appraisal, design and evaluation in the CTB, I'd like to check whether there are chapters or sections that deal with participatory monitoring especially community-led monitoring. I will be very interested to receive resources on this topic because it is something that we really need. Thank you! Blessings and more power to CTB!
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18 July 2020 Eric Saforo Accra, Greater Accra GA-448 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO at the forefront of youth development policy, practice, and research in Ghana. For more than 15 years, we provide tailored skills training for youth, leading to improvements in their leadership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and life planning skills. Through our service delivery, we provide education, skills training, and technical support to thousands of youth and helped them transition to self and wage employment. Our research has contributed to filling the gap in youth data and the evidence base for public policy. And, we continue to use our national appeal and grassroots constituency, through our Voices of Youth Coalition, to advocate and campaign for youth-inclusive policies at all levels.
YES-Ghana organised an innovative learning experience targeting representatives of youth-led organisations working at the community level to support and initiate especially local efforts at localising the SDGs. Before the learning experience, participants already benefited from an organisational capacity assessment revealing various strengths and weaknesses.

The training contents were tailored to address capacity gaps identified through the OCA exercise, while also providing a firm theoretical and practical foundation on sustainable development. Using the unique approach of the Community Tool Box, the Academy covered areas such as creating and maintaining coalitions and partnerships, assessing community needs and resources, analysing problems and goals, developing a framework or model of change, developing strategic and action plans, building leadership, developing an intervention, advocating for change and influencing policy development. Other areas include evaluating the initiative, implementing a social marketing effort, fundraising, improving organisational management and development, and sustaining initiatives.

The youth leaders from the various organisations were highly impressed with the rich content of the toolkit from the University of Kansas Community Toolbox. They could not hide their appreciation for the opportunity to learn using such a rich resource to improve the capacities of their organisations and how they implement their projects.
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15 July 2020 cristen zaleski howell, Michigan 48843 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a student. Your tool box is awesome! It is a wealth of information! Thank You!
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13 July 2020 An Dinh Ho Chi MInh, Binh Thanh 78000 Vietnam
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working as a facilitator and coordinator at center for service-learning of a local university. I had 5 years experiences in community work.
One of my interestes is searching for new tools and fun educational learning activities for my students. Lack of information is a common issues in Vietnam.
Based on what I provided above, I really just use the information here to better our new generation and this is not for profit purposes.
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5 July 2020 Dr. Jennifer Potts Milwaukee, WI 53210 us
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the exec. director of a business improvement district. We are in a crime ridden area and I feel as though we are stuck year after year.
I just discovered the Community Tool Box and am looking forward to using it.
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3 July 2020 Franklin Perkins Corbin, KY 40701 US
Who I am Use of CTB
Executive Director of 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization engaged in the treatment and recovery of those community members suffering from opioid-use-disorder.
Used to develop strategic plan and action plan for grant application work plan.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 June 2020 Lorenzo Webber Hillside, Illinois 60162 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
Our mission is centered around ensuring that all youth grow up in a safe, supportive, and thriving community.
To build a community coalition.
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30 April 2020 Lange ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a university student seeking to open an organization that informs the marginalized Hispanic population about different health care resources in my local community.
I used the website for a project I was doing in school. We had to write a proposal to a local leader about a problem we wanted to address and I talked about outreach! This website helped me figure out important factors in producing successful outreach strategies. It really helped me write my essay. I plan to use this site for my own future project. Thank you!
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14 April 2020 Dante Morehead Seattle, Washington 98109 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Dante, I am a community health educator & researcher here in Seattle, WA with Fred Hutch and The Office of Community Outreach & Engagement. I moved here from Raleigh, NC about 2 years ago, and since then I've become really passionate and involved my cancer-health and health disparities work for underserved communities. I love the work that I do and being very community-oriented. I have a 3 year old that keeps me busy and a wife that keeps me on my toes as well! We all support each other! Not much to tell about me. I originally started a career in biology, but came to learn more about public health and community work and decided to pursue my career and get my MPH. Studying the social determinants of health and using community-based participatory research is an important tool for me, I firmly believe that the solutions to many problem can come from working WITH the communities that we serve.
I discovered this resource in an email from my supervisor and the learning modules are fantastic, and it helps me to develop my community approach, as well as the connections that you have, and stories of success that I read about. This is a great tool to use! Would love to connect someday and compare notes! I also learned about a number of programs that are happening to support communities as well through the toolbox!

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