Community Development

Understanding and responding to community issues

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Community Development programs promote active participation that enables all community members to learn about and understand community issues (including economic, social, and environmental) and how various decisions could affect their lives.

CCE's Community Development staff works to enhance the leadership capacity of local residents, leaders, and groups within the community by using the full range of action strategies to work toward the long-term sustainability, resilience and well-being of the community.