Useful Links by ACES Department


Human & Community Development
 HCD Societies and Organizations

  • ActionAid
    An organisation whose mission is to work with poor and marginalised people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it. ActionAid lives and works by the following values: mutual respect, equity and justice, honesty and transparency, solidarity with poor and marginalised people, courage of conviction, humility.

  • American Planning Association
    A nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning-- APA brings together thousands of people practicing planners, citizens, elected officials committed to making great communities happen.

  • Center for Community Change
    CCC is committed to reducing poverty and rebuilding low income communities by helping people to develop the skills and resources they need to improve their communities as well as change policies and institutions that adversely affect their lives

  • Center of Concern
    Through research, analysis, networking, public education and advocacy, the Center works to advance more just, sustainable and authentically human development for all, especially for the marginalized and those in poverty

  • Global Volunteers
    Global Volunteers mobilizes teams of volunteers to live and work with local people on human and economic development projects identified by the community as important to its long-term development

  • National Association of Community Action Agencies
    Established in 1972 as the National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA), this organization represents the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working to fight poverty at the local level.

  • United Nations Development Programme
    UNDP is the UN's global network, advocating for development and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life --UN Identity ensures neutrality and respect for each country's control over it's own future.

  • Visions in Action
    Visions in Action is an international nonprofit organization committed to achieving social and economic justice in the developing world through the participation of communities of self-reliant, grassroots volunteers

  • World Resources Institute
    World Resources Institute is an independent nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives