~ Creating Opportunity by Investing in Communities ~


Investing in Communities Takes Many Different Forms

·     Building the capacity of local entrepreneurs and social businesses through education, microcredit, mentoring, and networking.
·     Empowering local community leaders, organizations, and networks to support economic development.
·     Developing opportunities for rewarding work and access to sustainable livelihoods.

Training & Skill Development

·      Empowering marginalized communities by providing access to economic opportunities and services such as education, mentorship, and business training.
·      Addressing gender or class disparities that prevent access to rewarding work and access to markets and financial services.

Environmental Impact

·     Increasing access to renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures to create sustainable and economically resilient communities.
·     Empowering communities to develop practical environmental and conservation skills for economic gain through lessons learned and best practices.

Disaster Preparedness

·     Strengthening communities' ability to respond to environmental and climate-related hazards and natural disasters.
·     Developing and supporting community-based emergency preparedness services to improve economic resilience.

The RAGCED global network of experts is ready to help you create successful, impactful, and sustainable projects that invest in communities and change lives!


Our Board

Is committed to helping RAGCED members and Rotarians interested in learning more about Community Economic Development including initiatives such as microfinance, community needs assessments, training, and developing cooperative strengths. To know more about our Leadership team click here

Official RAGCED Address:
Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development 
1545 Chateaufort Place
Detroit, Michigan 48207

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