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About ACDS

The Arkansas Community Development Society is an educational nonprofit organization whose purpose is to advance community development and the community development profession by:

  • Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of common interest among the members of the Society

  • Providing for the publication and dissemination of community development information to members of the public

  • Advocating excellence in community development scholarship research and practice for the good of mankind

  • Promoting citizen participation as essential to effective community development

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