Hopa Mountain invites the public to participate in an Asset-based Community Development workshop on Monday, Oct. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the Bozeman Public Library. Sponsored by Hopa Mountain, this community workshop is free and open to everyone interested in learning about practical resources and tools to identify, nurture, and mobilize community assets.

Asset-based Community Development challenges the traditional approach to solving community problems, which focuses service providers and funding agencies on the needs and deficiencies of communities. Asset-based community development centers around a set of processes that seek to uncover and utilize the many strengths within a community. In this interactive workshop, led by executive director of Hopa Mountain, Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer, participants will explore these processes for citizen engagement along with strength-based tools for community development. These tools utilize community assets as key building blocks in sustainable community revitalization efforts.

Hopa Mountain is a Bozeman-based nonprofit organization that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are working to improve education, ecological health, and economic development. To learn more about Hopa Mountain and its programs, or register visit hopamountain.org or call 406-586-2455.