ICA USA’s Fifth City revisited through Chicago artist’s interpretation

Meida Teresa McNeal is a performing artist with Honey Pot Performance, Arts & Culture Manager for Chicago Park District, and a self-described “artist-administrator-educator”. She grew up in the Fifth City neighborhood of East Garfield Park on Chicago’s West Side, where her parents participated in ICA’s Fifth City community development project in the 1960s. Curious about her own memories and her...

ICA USA presents origins of Accelerate77 to Asset-Based Community of Practice

Terry Bergdall, ICA USA

When Terry Bergdall returned to ICA-USA to serve as CEO, the organization was in the midst of a missional shift to meet the emerging climate crisis. The City of Chicago was also attempting to respond to climate change, but the City’s approach was to convene expert consultants who drew up environmental programs, then tried to sell them to Chicagoans. Terry...

Facilitating Authentic Participation: Transformative Steps to Empower Groups

About Facilitating Authentic Participation All too often, asking any group to work together without effective facilitation is a shortcut to disaster — James M. Campbell In this revealing step-by-step guide, now available from Amazon, master group process facilitator James M. Campbell takes you behind the scenes of the usually hidden planning and diagnostic process leading up to the “magic” of guiding...

ICA Nepal constructs a Community Training Center

Our Former ICA Nepal Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Tatwa P. Timsina’s new book entitled “Abridging KO brigand rabid Ra innovation” was out in the market in March. Dr. Timsina discusses the importance of innovation and technology in the development of the nation and community. Development is possible through regular learning and sharing. As per our commitment to distribute 500 copies of...

EPDI Nigeria joins in tackling substance abuse

#ASAP – anti-substance abuse project Lagos round-table event February 28, 2019 was a colourful and memorable day for EPDI Nigeria at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, venue of the Lagos Roundtable Event for the Anti-Substance Abuse Project organized by MTNASAP FOUNDATION with a slogan #Drug Abuse is One Chance Bus. #ASAP is a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral...

ICA Taiwan hosts the ICA Asia Pacific Regional conference in Tainan

. ICA Asia Pacific came to Tainan in November 2018 for the ICAI Asia Pacific Regional conference, hosted by ICA Taiwan.  It began with an opportunity for research and dialogue, an opportunity to learn from and with Taiwan communities and ended with an opportunity for ICA to explore our purpose, mission and strategies. The research explorations were hosted in three...

ICA USA Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network celebrates 5th anniversary

Within hours of breaking down and packing up the party lights, leftover food and drink, Polaroid pictures, flyers and banners, the praise began on social media. One member wrote on Facebook that the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) was “the best time I have had all year.” Another posted a photo captioned “What a terrific...

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