Educational programs are founded on the Values-Based Leadership for Social Change and Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) pedagogies. ABCD is an innovative philosophy that has been internationally championed by close CLE partner, the Coady International institute. ABCD focuses on mobilizing existing local resources as the foundation of all subsequent economic and social development activities. Indeed, this mentality shift, from needs to assets allows participants to quickly capture “low-hanging fruits,” sparking actions toward change rather than creating an inventory of needs and gaps.With leadership and ABCD as the foundation, our programs have expanded to incorporate targeted tools and content for civic engagement, life & professional skills, conflict resolution, partnership and coalition building, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. To support organizational development, we deliver ethical leadership, governance and technical programs including budgeting and financial literacy and management, project cycles, writing a proposal, and more.