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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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1 October 2013 Gurumantra Khalsa Riverside, CA 92507 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Resident of Riverside, CA, the City Of Our Dreams. Just found out about you. A friend, Eva, shared you with me.
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1 October 2013 Wanda Russell Chesapeake, VA 23322 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a grant writer for Heart of Compassion Partnerships, In., a non-profit, located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
We are using the site to assist us in grant writing, locating grants, applying for a grant and general information. As we become more familiar with the site, we would be better informed to make suggestions.
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1 October 2013 Christine Semambo-Sempebwa Kampala, Kampala District -Nakawa Division Not applicable Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Chief Executive Office of ka Tutandike Uganda. Ka Tutandike Uganda exists to make timely interventions and improve the quality of life of children and people with Disabilities in Uganda.
To learn more about other innovative approaches out there. Make it more valuable by giving consolation prizes to entries that do not make it to the top ten. They could get mention in the newsletter and be advised on how to become winners! Very good work. Thank you.
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1 October 2013 Richard Oler Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Retired CPA from public practice. Community volunteer and presently working with the CFSEK.
Interested in developing community leadership in Pittsburg.
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1 October 2013 Jim Kennedy Geneva, NY 14456 Ontario
Who I am Use of CTB
I represent a federally qualified health center in NYS serving rural communities.
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1 October 2013 sofiane osmani Setif, Setif 19000 Algeria
Who I am Use of CTB
marketing student i dont find more resources
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1 October 2013 Cynthia Arganbright Manhattan, Kansas 66502 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) alumni (May 2006-Feb. 2009). My main focus as a VISTA volunteer was resource development. I am currently the Resouce Development Coordinator for Morning Star, Inc. a Consumer Run Organization in Manhattan, Kansas. I was recently invited to participte in the Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mantal Health Leadership Academy. The Academy requires that participants engage in a community service project. My project will involve walking Morning Star, Inc. through the Strategic Planning process.
The CTB has a pertinent user-friendly guide to developing a strategic plan. I plan to use this guide to walk Morning Star, Inc. through the planning process.
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1 October 2013 juanita ortiz texas city, tx 77590 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
Residential Advocate for a organization that supports woman and children in crisis situations
Information
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1 October 2013 Kilolo Ajanaku Lanham, Maryland 20706 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I head a national non profit basic research and education organization which has as its mission solutions for teach Americans how to live out the American Creed.
I am teaching young people how to change their social and cultural environment as part of a 10-week summer initiative. I want to use the section on organizing for effective advocacy as the primary teaching material.
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1 October 2013 Rebecca Hartman Wyomissing, PA 19610 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 3rd year PhD student at Alvernia University, Reading, PA. My area of focus is Community Leadership wih an emphasis in women's leadership.
I am working with our local community foundation to develop a supporting document outlining the benefits and need for urban agriculture in the city of Reading. I am using the tool as an effective way to organize my section on the benefits of UA and developing support for the concept. It is a gold mine! Very useful and practical for communicating to my audience of decision makers. Theoretical based without the layers of academic jargon. Perfect!
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1 October 2013 Norma Griffin Baltimore, Maryland 21218 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am researching available information on adult literacy as my church group is considering starting such a program. We are looking at having a volunteer program or becoming a partner with an established organization.
I will use this material to present to my group so that we will understand what we are getting ourselves into.
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1 October 2013 irina huett adelaide, sa australia
Who I am Use of CTB
lecturer on community welfare course for lecture
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1 October 2013 Lorretta Frenton Newark, Ohio 43055 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
researching coordinated public transit services
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1 October 2013 joanne oneill collingswood, nj 8108 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America - New Jersey
Help me to be more informed into how to organize chapters and develop issue organizing programs
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 October 2013 barry burch Vancouver, BC V7L 4V8 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently working to develop road safety solutions for developing countries
This site helps me to structure my thinking on how to best approach the local problems encountered
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1 October 2013 Joseph Min Incheon, Incheon 405771 South Korea
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi, I am a Community Development Consultant to help communities to develop by themselves, usually in the underdeveloped countries.
I can use CTB in training community peoples to meet their needs by themselves until they sustain their changed communties.
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1 October 2013 Lorine Henderson Romeoville, Illinois 60446 U.S.
Who I am Use of CTB
For Guidance
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1 October 2013 Faye Longo Cabot, VT 5647 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 27 year old single mom of one beautiful 7 year old boy. I have over seven years of experience working with nonprofits doing just about everything imaginable. I would like to start my own N.F.P. someday as there are many needs in my community not getting met.
I love using this site as a resource. Anytime I'm curious about how to make something work better I look here first for ideas.
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1 October 2013 Adson NERVIL Gonaives, Artibonite ht4110 Haiti
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the first leader of a community-based organization located in Gonaives, Haiti. Our activities is focused on strenghting people abilities so that they can make their lives better by creating and developping small business, solving their problems, etc
I hope that the CTB would help me to get a better approach in conceiving and carrying out my programs with the target people.
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1 October 2013 Dean Estrella Calgary, Alberta T2T2S2 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social worker and a cultural diversity educator with an immigrant serving agency - CCIS.
I use the cultural competence and multicultural community building resources. It is very user friendly, concise and straight forward. The powerpoints are helpful to summarize informaiton. Thank you! I hope this website never disappears!
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1 October 2013 John. Elianu Kampala, Central 44 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
Im program officer maternal, Neonatal and child health and working with Uganda Protestants medical bureau (UPMB).
I have found the tool very helpful in my work especially in the area of community mobilization, advocay, partnerships and networking, resource mobilisation, and many other areas. I thank you for such a usuful tool especially for poeple invoved in project work in the developing countries. I wish I could let every body know about this rich resource. Many thanks CTB.
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1 October 2013 ELVIS ADDAE TAKORADI, WESTERN REGION GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a development worker with interst in health, education and general community development. My work involves training and building the capacity of individuals as well as NGOs and Community-Based organisations
I just chanced on the Tool Box and love it so much. The details therein are so useful intend to use it to upgrade my knowledge and skills in project development and community engagements. My only concern is the disjointed nature of the document.I would be grateful if I could have a complete copy of the material.
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1 October 2013 Afh Gittens Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Who I am Use of CTB
Consultant working with NGO, CBO and youth groups in HIV&AIDS, youth development, community development.
I am using and will use the CTB to help in evaluation of projects and for writing for grant funding
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1 October 2013 Cornelia Wakhanu Nairobi, Nairobi 254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I am trained nurse midwife and working in relief world, conflict, post conflict, development set ups in both secondary and in PHC and reproductive health.
This tool box has assisted me to empower my counterpants to be good leaders and supervisors in service delivery, community mobilization, conducting training, writing reports. It has made me possess import information and skills that has made many admire me. I have shared with many especially those in community health and development. I have assisted some who admire to join training in community health and development though have not due to financial constrains but do refer the materials during their work. I am planning to assist some of the students who are in trainings and luck materials for reference - to buy books or get browse internet. I have decided in the future with possibility to start u a community project in my area as many people suffer. I have supported through advice the youth in my area in developing a youth association by themselves. They hare prepared to get a loan that will assist them do something as unemployment is rampant in my community. Unfortunately, they did not manage to get the loan yet as there was corruption in the Youth Enterprise development fund, eight million or billions stolen by the officials. I try to communicate to them even without being there physically. They have maintained their association despite being young and discouraged where they collect a few cents. They await the fund to be relaunched for their project. They requested me to plan to train them on development of the business before they get the loan and how to sustain it. I will use the same materials but will also use my cash to print for them the first materials from the CTB before they help themselves. This has led to improved behaviour in our community due to reduced idleness of the youth especially males. This toolbox will assist me also to integrate the health issues like HIV/AIDS in the youth association. I have used the toolbox in Merlin - UK international a relief agency in North Sudan dedicated in serving the needy Darfurians. Especially empowering the national staffs to train, supervise and conduct meetings, do community evaluation. etc, I left the organization due to family issues but I am grateful to the Community health issues they attend to in the most difficult environment. They have endured all the hardship until their cash was taken at gunpoint twice in the same week. They run a PHC and RH. We trained staffs who are able to to the work with minmal support from the expatriate. This I have seen most times whenwe relocate to Kartoum due to escalating insecurity, we leave them behind and they work tirelessly with remote support from the expat staff in Khartoum. Whenever we are the sub Base in Nyala -South Darfur, most times we were unable to move out due to much kidnapping and security threats in the area of operation at field sites. The nationas we empowered were able to move and coordinate untill the risk also involved them making them be at base too. They could also do remote management through phones, letters, and meetings at end month. If I had power to participate, my prize would go straight to them as Merlin former staff appreciating the kind of work they do in difficult situation but with transition and kind of sustainability on human resources. Thanks
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1 October 2013 Audy B , Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
This site is awesome! Thanks so much
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1 October 2013 sarah olalo kisumu, nyanza 254 kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a public health practitioner and i am involved in community based activities especially on issues of disease prevention, advocacy and capacity building.
i find this tool kit very useful and would like to use it in in my day to day work which is aimed at enabling deprived entities realize their potential and contribute towards their development.i would therefore kindly request for a complete copy of the tool kit or a complete set of the power point presentations as downloading each section and the subsections is a bit cumbersome. thank you
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1 October 2013 Linda Green Mosley Philadelphia, PA. 19131 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a doctoral student of Community health promotion and education of Public Health. I am also a volunteer with the American Heart Association.
To gain information for assignments
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1 October 2013 Maria Pendaraki Patras, Achaia 26331 Greece
Who I am Use of CTB
I teach community organizing at a higher education institute in Greece (TEI Patras) and I am involved in community organizing myself
for teaching purposes and for ispirational purposes to enriuch my community activism
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 October 2013 Maria Mendez Los Angeles, CA 90007 Los Angeles
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an organizer and a facilitator for a community group. I am also going to start a new job as a community mobilizer I am an a process of trainings, I will like to learn more about this new job
I think everything is very valuable to me
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1 October 2013 Sylvia Halliburton Brinkley, Arkansas 72021 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
enjoy working with non-profit organizations such as finding grant funding and program development
to locate grant funding and different project ideas
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1 October 2013 Gerald Peoples Jr Belleville, IL 62221 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have a heart for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe it is the most effective plan for changing our community.
I believe people need to been hand held to change the community. They are self defeated and need easy, achievable steps towards real change.
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1 October 2013 Dave Baraskewich Thunder Bay, Ontario p7a 7v2 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
presently a first year student at Confederation College, Social Service Worker course.I am 54 yrs. old and looking for a new career.
To help me find resourses for my course.
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1 October 2013 Lisa Graham Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3P6 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a new Naturopathic Doctor coming back to my hometown of Portage la Prairie after finishing my education at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. I want to facilitate health in my community and one of the best ways to do that is to get rid of obstacles to cure - not moving is a HUGE ONE!!! So, I'm so excited about having this community tool box as a resource to aid in getting my community healthy!
I just started using it today - so, will have to tell you more after utilising it for a while.
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1 October 2013 Fernando Martinez San Antonio, TX 78247 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an assistant professor at Northwest Vista College responsible for the Community Health Worker program which prepares students for Texas State certification as CHWs/Promotoras. We also have an associate degree program in Communty Health. Our program website is www.accd.edu/nvc/programs/cmnty_health
I can see many aspects of the CTB being appropriate for our Community Advocacy course and Community Health Field Methods course.
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1 October 2013 Ruiz-Gimenez Juan Luis Madrid, Madrid 28006 Spain
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a medical professional. I work in a community program (PACAP) in Spain. Medical education Community work
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1 October 2013 Donna Fountain Plainfield, New Jersey 7060 Union
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student of Community Health Nursing and Administration. I am also an Adjunct Professor teaching undergraduate nursing students.
This is my first inquiry and seek of this sight. I am currently writing a community health promotion educational program for the community in which I reside.
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1 October 2013 Candy Wales Hemet, CA 92545 America
Who I am Use of CTB
In the nursing masters program through UOP Using for community nursing discussion questions
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1 October 2013 Andrea Adams Columbia, South Carolina 29210 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently a master's level student in the field of social work.
I use the site for research and presentations in my classes, and for ideas on how to work with groups of people to get things done.
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1 October 2013 Kay C. Figueroa Woodbridge, VA 22193 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am starting a new class Essentials of Public Health,this is essentially new tome, because i have concentrated in Intencive Care, Emergency Room Nursing and had not given though of Public health untill I began reading my text. I assume this "CTB" is the best place to start inforaging substancefor success in this course and use as a resource for future learning.
As a learning and continuous resource.
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1 October 2013 Otis Shelton Tucker, GA 30084 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I believe in God, raised by my grandmother. I was homeless for 2 yrs as a teenager, raised by a single mother, bachelor degree and Paralegal Cert. from Samford U. recently got Grant Writer Cert. from Emory U. I want to help those who wants to help others.
Not familiar with site yet - will tell you later
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1 October 2013 Jeramy Saltser New York, NY 10017 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Google <a href="http://google.com">google</a>
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1 October 2013 Glory Coley Miami, Florida 33167 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi All, I am a Masters level social worker with a minor in education. with many years of diversified community service skills, state certified professional trainer as well as an Individual Course of Action (ICA) Family Team Conference certified train the trainer. My work experience included health education, employee assistance, substance abuse, mental health, education, primary (community basec clinic)and acute care administration (hospital social work director), child protective services and contract administration (Children's Trust), and training. My company is Career FUNdamentals, LLC. It's focus is to bridge the gap between education, training and service delivery at both the administrative and staff levels. The goal is to offer social services as a business model and need to embrace the workforce from a corporate prospective.
The Community Tool Box is an excellent way to gather information on trends and methods. I would like to ues the tool box for continued professional growth.
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1 October 2013 Nisha Botchwey Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Associate Professor of Planning and Public Health and teach courses at this intersection. I also developed a model curriculum for built environment and health courses, or health communities courses. The curriculum is available at http://faculty.virginia.edu/nbotchwey/BuiltEnvironmentandHealthCurriculum.htm Take a look. I posted a link to your site on my website under additional resources.
I add a link from my model curriculum website to yours.
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1 October 2013 Samson Ngutwa Lilongwe, Malawi
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a UQ graduate (2007) and still remember Aussies with fond memories.
I am quite happy with the resources available on this website. I find them quite useful
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1 October 2013 Martin Tidd Junction City, KS 66441 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a senior in the Social Work program at Kansas State University.
I found this site listed in one of the textbooks we are using, Social History Assessment by Arlene Bowers Andrews. I think the assessment guides shown in the book were great. We are going to do a small community needs assessment in our HBSE2 class and I think the guide will help us formulate it better.
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1 October 2013 Corita Brown Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Assistant Director for the Communities for All Ages national network. I provide training, technical assistance and coaching to 18 intergenerational community based coalitions around the county.
I have been sending the link to many of the communities I work with as an extra resource---It's great--so comprehensive and wonderful that it is free!
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1 October 2013 Ellen Whitaker ,
Who I am Use of CTB
Great Website! A friend sent me this link. I'm just exploring at the moment.
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1 October 2013 Amarilis Flores Caguas, 726 Puerto Rico
Who I am Use of CTB
Community Psychologist working as educator and organizer in communties.
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1 October 2013 Ghulam Qader Kabul, Kabul 2400 Afghanistan
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a public health practitioner. I am working for a non-for profit organization
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1 October 2013 John Elianu Kampala, Central 13660 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working for African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)as Project Officer maternal and child health especially the community safe motherhood components. My work gives me opportunity to interact with community members, families, local leaders and authorities on how to improve the maternal and general health of the communities I work with.
The information in the tool box has helped me to learn how to mobilise, involve, plan, and empower communities to take charge of their health. I have also gained skills on community participatory approaches, training skills, advocacy, partnership and resource mobilisation. I am very greatful to you for this free resource. John

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