DASH is pleased to announce 11 awardees for the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Cohort. The cohort is designed for organizations and organizers that are highly interested in developing their work through an ABCD program design, which prioritizes local strengths and assets, especially grass-roots community leadership, in order to engage in health equity work.
Awardees will receive $20,000 to support the work of their collaboration, especially resident engagement costs; learning and engagement opportunities from peer collaborations; coaching from ABCD coaches; and a $2,000 mini-award for participating in the selection process as compensation for honoring community knowledge.
ABCD Awardees (Collaboration Name): February – August 2022
- Alabama: Faith in Action Alabama (Peacemakers) is implementing proven gun violence prevention and community based public health strategies through grassroots organizing and faith-based principles across 4 cities.
- Florida: Community Studios (Florida association of Place Based Initiatives) is committed to developing resident-led place-based initiatives to bring about community transformation across five communities.
- Chicago, IL: DePaul University (Kids off the Block) is working to address high gun violence in the Roseland neighborhood by elevating youth voice.
- Jefferson Parish, LA: The Micah Project (Racial Justice and Health Equity Collaboration) is improving health equity in local communities through a faith-based coalition.
- Burlington, NJ: The Opportunity League (VILLAGES Community Marketplace) is opening community marketplaces that will provide access to fresh food, employment & career training, community education, and space for community engagement & events.
- Hammonton, NJ: Allies in Caring (Hammonton Connectors) is focused on improving physical and psychological health of Hammonton residents through creative programs drawing on local wisdom and needs.
- Durham, NC: Triangle Bikeworks (Let’s Ride!) seeks the communities they serve to have equitable access to health, education, and enriching services and experiences from providers who value them, their experiences, and their possibilities through organizing cycling activities and providing health services and education.
- Robeson County, NC: North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Peer Health: Indigenous Community Healing) is engaging indigenous communities around disrupting violence through trainings led by members of their communities and enabling participants to become peer health leaders.
- Western North Carolina: Hola Carolina (Equally Informed – Equity in Health for Immigrant Communities in Western NC) is bridging the information divide (reducing barriers to trustworthy information, combating misinformation, etc.) and improving communication for the Spanish-speaking community.
- Central Ohio: Ohio History Connection (ENACT – Emerging New American Community Team) is empowering emerging Central Ohio New American leaders to become advocates for their local community.
- Harris County, TX: The Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement (Health Equity Collective) is developing a community information exchange (CIE) that will link healthcare patient data in a local health information exchange (HIE).