Community Development 101

Community Development Institute

Across the United States, community development practitioners work hard to revitalize blighted and underserved neighborhoods and help their low-income residents. Yet few practitioners know about the origins of their field or why their work takes the form it does. We invite you to join us for an upcoming CDI class...

Learning from History: What the Community Development Past Can Tell Us About the Present
Irmo, SC
February 15th
10 am to 4 pm

This class offers practitioners the opportunity to learn about the roots of community development, its accomplishments, and the challenges it faces in the days ahead. Participants will learn about the various trends that have shaped the history of community development and the current state of the profession and - through discussion - understand the current issues facing the field of community development and introduce new ways to think about the work.


Moderator and Presenter


Jeanne Milliken Bonds
Community Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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Brian Dabson, Research Fellow

Brian Dabson
Research Fellow
UNC School of Government

Mike Schubert, Principal

Mike Schubert
Community Development Strategies

Bankers Panel

To Discuss How CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Supports Community Development

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Matt Giddens
First Vice President, Community Development Manager
SunTrust Bank

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Kim Graham
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Relations
Bank of North Carolina

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Nate Barber
Senior Vice President
South State Bank


Community Development Institute (CDI) is an initiative of SCACED which offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics. Learn More