Community Assessment Tools and Resources

There are a number of tools available to help groups assess their community. It is useful to think about assets, the experiences of previous change efforts, and the history and current patterns of race and racism. It is useful to note that community change never moves in a straight line. It is also useful to make sure that an assessment accurately reflects multiple perspectives and truths about what is most important, and how to create change. An effective process will focus on reconciling and working with different perspectives in ways that allow each person to struggle, listen, and disagree respectfully. Also, it is important to delve into previous change processes to understand their impact as well as who was and wasn’t engaged. An effective assessment will thus consider process, content and how data are interpreted and used.


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“That which has been created can be un-created. If you built it, you can tear it down and build something new. In this moment of potential transformation, where the societal rifts have forced us to question that which we have too long accepted. … In this moment of potential transformation, we can defy the selfish ideology of scarcity and acknowledge that we have enough resources in this great country to take care of and support all of our citizens.”

~ Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Journalist (Foreword, Schott Foundation 2020 Loving Cities Index)

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  • Identifying Opportunities and Challenges

  • Organizational Assessment Tools and Resources

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