• Principles of Good Practice

    As a part of the CDS beliefs, the organization follows the core Principles of Good Practice.

    • Promote active and representative participation toward enabling all community members to meaningfully influence the decisions that affect their lives.
    • Engage community members in learning about and understanding community issues, and the economic, social, environmental, political, psychological, and other impacts associated with alternative courses of action.
    • Incorporate the diverse interests and cultures of the community in the community development process; and disengage from support of any effort that is likely to adversely affect the disadvantaged members of a community.
    • Work actively to enhance the leadership capacity of community members, leaders, and groups within the community.
    • Be open to using the full range of action strategies to work toward the long-term sustainability and well being of the community.