Community power

We contribute to a society in which communities have the power and capacity to take responsibility for the changes and improvements they want.

We partner with individuals and institutions invested in the principles of community democracy, building the knowledge, practices, skills and relationships needed for community-centered problem solving.

About Us

Community Democracy Workshop (CDW) has grown since its inception into a cooperative venture of individuals and institutions who act as advisors, thought partners, conveners and community mobilizers to help build community power.

Our Approach

Community Democracy Workshop organizes its work around three sets of goals and strategies: community work, knowledge-building and practitioner development.


Get to know our partner organizations from across the country practicing community democracy in their neighborhood and communities.