Commitment to Action

The Center for Community Renewal

Commitment by

Community Renewal International

In September 2008, Community Renewal International (CRI) committed to build, design, and implement training curriculum and to launch The Center for Community Renewal (CCR) - a LEED platinum, net-zero energy green building designed for the teaching and worldwide replication of the community renewal model. The overall goal and anticipated impact of the commitment is to help reverse the disintegration of societies, cities, and neighborhoods by systematically initiating, growing, and sustaining safe and caring communities through the launch of the CCR in Shreveport, LA. This commitment is expected to positively affect 2,500,000 people in five years. The CCR will focus on three components: (1) The training of a new workforce (paid and volunteer) to grow a caring network called the Relational Foundation of Communities; (2) The creation of the Institute For Community Renewal, which will assemble a new body of knowledge around the CRI social technology; (3) The creation of a Resource Support Center to support replication communities with Field Resource Support Teams, publications, and incentives to shift local investment priorities to a new nurturing workforce.





The Center for Community Renewal



Est. Duration

6 Years

Estimated Total Value



Africa, Northern America


CAMEROON, United States

Commitment by

Community Renewal International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Michael Garrison, University of Missouri, U.S. Department of Energy, Zeel TV, State of Louisiana, Fuller Center for Housing, David Toms Foundation, City of Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, University of Louisiana, Monroe, BASF SE, Johnson Controls, Inc., U.S. Green Building Council, EMO Energy Solutions, Trane - company aquired