There is growing recognition that the truly critical innovations are not technological, but social. Humans must learn how to develop every person as a resource, create effective organizations, and solve problems across national, cultural, religious, and racial differences. CSD aims to create sustained bodies of research and innovations that make a real difference in the world. This community report describes the work being done and impact in CSD’s four areas of focus: asset building, civic engagement and service, productive aging, and thriving communities.
Center for Social Development. (2011). Inquiry, innovation, & impact: Report to the Community. St. Louis, MO: Author.