The Center for Civic Partnerships is a California-based organization that encourages community building and organizational development by providing learning, leadership and networking support. The Center organizes educational programs and develops resource materials for nonprofit organizations and community members, as well as local policymakers and leaders.
The center has provided consultation services to over 100 communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas. The services provided relate to community building, organizational development, community building/collaboration, health, and sustainability, among other things.
Highlighted programs and services include:
- Aging Well in Communities: CCP’s expertise in this area includes developing effective strategies for aging well planning efforts in local communities, researching and publishing resources on aging well, providing technical assistance to local governments, and making presentations at state and national meetings for a variety of disciplines.
- California Healthy Cities and Communities: A program that offers educational programs to assist local leaders on promoting a positive physical, social and economic environment that supports health and well being, as well as technical assistance and grants to support and sustain local efforts, and services and products to help communities network and facilitate.
- Organizational Development Services: Planning, training and assessment services available to help nonprofit organizations build the necessary capacity to strengthen their organization.
- Network for a Healthy California – Sustainability Assessment: An assessment tool and companion guide to help determine strengths and areas for additional focus in program sustainability planning.
- Community Compass: A program to help communities evaluate where they stand today, their desired future, and how they are going to accomplish their goals.
How to Use
Beyond consulting with the Center for Civic Partnerships, local officials can utilize the many tips, tools, and resources available on their website, including Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement & Action, Sustainability Toolkit, Fresh Ideas for Community Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Smart Growth Tips, among other things.