Community Capacity Building

Community capacity can be thought of as the collection of knowledge, skills, and resources that community members possess and use to work together to identify, pursue, and achieve shared goals.

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development works with land grant and other key partners across the region and nationally to pursue cutting-edge research, develop educational resources and provide training designed to help residents of the Northeast work together, within communities and regions, to identify, pursue, and achieve their goals.

Resources for Practitioners

Resources for Researchers

  • Social Capital Tools
    Here you will find data on the estimated stock of social capital in each US county for the years 1990, 1997, 2005, and 2009. Please note that the data are presented "as is" without any implied guarantees for accuracy, and that there are slight differences between 1990/1997 and 2005 as a result of the switch from the SIC to the NAICS codes.

  • Economic Resilience Tools Here you will find data on the economic resilience of US counties during the Great Recession.

  • The Carsey Institue

    The Carsey Institute conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development.
  • Community Development Publications

    A collection of articles and research papers authored or co-authored by Northeast Center staff and/or partners

Webinars, Presentations, and Conference Proceedings

Graduate Programs