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CPDC Introduces Community Impact Strategies

CPDC expands longstanding resident services model to focus more on impacting entire communities.

February 1, 2016

A bustling resident-run food pantry at the Southeast Washington D.C. Arbor View community that helps put dinner on the table for dozens of families each month.

An active group of seniors at The Overlook who benefit from onsite exercise and health and wellness programs.

Children and teens at Fairfax County, Virginia’s Stony Brook who attend after school and summer programs that help them reach their full potential—and who get a motivating glimpse of a bright future through community-sponsored college tours.

A single father who, thanks to onsite access to continuing education, is able to embark on a new career to support his family.

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These are just a few ways CPDC has, for more than 25 years, helped residents of our affordable housing communities grow and thrive by offering resources to people where they live, by bettering the odds, by offering more than just housing, rather a network of site-based services that meet resident needs.

Today however, CPDC has evolved to do more than resident services.

More than service providers, we are today active participants in neighborhood planning and joint creators of community solutions. To reflect this shift to a focus beyond our properties we have redefined ‘resident services’ as ‘Community Impact Strategies (CIS): a new title that well encompasses our expanded work not only serving residents but collaborating broadly to support the collective interests of local communities.

“To reflect this shift to a focus beyond our properties, we have redefined ‘resident services’ as ‘Community Impact Strategies (CIS): a new title that well encompasses our expanded work not only serving residents but collaborating broadly to support the collective interests of local communities.”

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CPDC’s CIS team works with residents, private sector institutions, other non-profit organizations, and local and federal government agencies to create strategic alliances. These alliances result in increased programs, services, resources and networks that offer residents and those in the immediately surrounding communities with the foundation they need to bring about dynamic change at both the personal and community level.

Through the CIS program, each CPDC region (now referred to as ‘neighborhoods’) will support strategic initiatives within the framework of our existing community building model to advance our work in community development.

The roll-out of the new CIS program comes at a time when CPDC has also shifted focus toward strategic community development in key geographic markets as outlined in our 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.

For more information on our CIS program or to learn how to partner with CPDC, contact us here.

Also be sure to connect with us on Twitter @CPDCorg for up-to-date news and events!

 


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