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Community Oriented Organizations
Center for Community Change (CCC)
CCC is committed to reducing poverty and rebuilding low income communities by helping people to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their communities as well as change policies and institutions that adversely affect their lives.
Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA)
COSCDA supports the common interest and goals of states, with major emphasis on community development, affordable housing, local economic development and state-local relations.
National Association of Community Action Agencies
Established in 1972 as the National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA), this organization represents the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working to fight poverty at the local level.
Environment Oriented Organizations
World Resources Institute
An independent nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives.
Professional/Scientific Associations & Organizations
Research Oriented Organizations
American Planning Association
A nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. APA brings together thousands of people — practicing planners, citizens, elected officials — committed to making great communities happen.
National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations
This organization's mission is to engage leaders of the national nonprofit health & human service sector in collective efforts to advance the effectiveness of health & human services in the United States.
International Associations & Organizations
ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide by overcoming the injustice and inequity that causes it.
Center of Concern
Through research, analysis, networking, public education and advocacy, the Center works to advance more just, sustainable and authentically human development for all, especially for the marginalized and those in poverty.
Global Volunteers mobilizes teams of volunteers to live and work with local people on human and economic development projects identified by the community as important to its long-term development.
International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
ISSBD is a "truly international" organization that promotes scientific research of human development throughout the life span.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP is the UN's global network, advocating for development and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life --UN Identity ensures neutrality and respect for each country's control over its own future.