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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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26 February 2020 GEORGE GATUHA Kenya., Kiambu, Limuru. +254 KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a civil servant who want to help less fortunate kids achieve goals of life. i learn most things in this forum about helping the community.
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22 February 2020 Felicia Solis-Cummings SAHUARITA, AZ 85629-8939 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student at Northern Arizona University working on attaining my Master's degree to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. I also live in a rural area.
For research purposes for assignments.
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21 February 2020 Cassandra Powell Kansas City, MO 64130 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Social Work is my second career. I enjoying learning how to give back in my community.
I am learning how to assist in empowering my community with this tool.
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18 February 2020 Meaghan Thomas Louisville, KY 40204 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm relatively new to my community and started volunteering for a local group that focuses on revitalizing a mostly retail corridor.

We've grown very quickly and there are a lot of passionate neighbors and business owners willing to collaborate to help the main street in our Louisville neighborhood (Bardstown Road in The Highlands) flourish as a vibrant, safe and unique neighborhood and business corridor.

We’re genuinely a community-run organization, which means the wants and needs of the community drive our goals and responses. We work with people from all over the community (neighbors, local businesses, existing community groups, building owners, among others) to better understand Bardstown Road’s unique challenges and desires.
I just learned about this tool thanks to the Center for Neighborhoods' Neighborhood Institute and am finding it really helpful. We linked to it on our resources page and I'm sharing the leadership information with our steering committee. I'm also loving the "take action" guidance to help us get more structure to our approaches and more more efficient and effective.
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7 February 2020 Cara Loveless-Faulkner Phoenix, AZ 85028 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
NP student studying rural healthcare. Not yet, but I hope to!
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26 January 2020 Sharon Caravetta Phoenix, Arizona 85014 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a graduate student at Northern Arizona University. I plan to focus on rural health upon graduation from the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
This site was recommended to me in one of my nursing theory classes.
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23 January 2020 GABRIELA ,
Who I am Use of CTB
USING THIS TOOL BOX TO ASSIST WITH NAU RURAL NURSING COURSE.
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22 January 2020 Tiffany Taylor Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been a RN for approximately 8 years. I currently work as an RN Case Manager at an acute care facility and I am attending NAU an enrolled in MS-FNP program.
I am just becoming familiar with the Community Tool Box
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22 January 2020 Arezoo ghasemi Tempe, US 85283 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a nurse who works at Banner University in Phoenix. Currently, I am in the master's program at NAU.
No, It is my first time that needs t use this for my class.
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22 January 2020 john casey Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Nursing Student in the Masters Level FNP program at Northern Arizona University.
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21 January 2020 Amy Gaines Phoenix, AZ 85018 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
A graduate student who is excited to understand rural community needs I am currently reading up on ways I am able to contribute to my community
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19 January 2020 Cheryl Barela Phoenix, AZ 85051 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a MSN student at Northern Arizona University. I will be using the community tool box for projects as they relate to my current classes.
I have not, but I will start using it soon
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19 January 2020 Cassandra Wolf Scottsdale, AZ 85257 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, as well as a RN!
I plan to use the Community Tool Box as a resource for one of my classes. The information here will also be useful in my role at work where I work with patients from all over our state who have different levels of access to resources and support.
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17 January 2020 Sophia Taggart Eloy, Arizona 85131 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm in nurse practitioner school and hoping to serve rural communities by implementing nursing theory and change processes.
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14 January 2020 Priscilla Oliveira Pennington, NJ 08525 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
We are using the Community Tool Box to help support Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity efforts within our organization.
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14 January 2020 Kiran Hanson show low, AZ 85902 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a FNP student and was required to register with this website
I will be use the tool box to help with my assignments and to conduct research on rural communities.

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