Mission, Vision, and Values


Our mission is to have a positive impact on communities by equipping leaders with economic tools and resources, building consensus to achieve community goals, and bringing UCA resources and communities together.


We envision communities with robust economies, a flourishing quality of life, and diverse and engaged citizen leaders.


We strive to develop relationships with leaders and communities that are based on trust and respect, local action that fosters consensus-building, community ownership and empowerment, transparency, and inclusion, and an asset-based approach focusing on local strengths and the foundation for success.


The driving principle behind our work is that community development facilitates economic development.