Center for Community Vitality
Working to Create Vital North Dakota Communities by
Identifying, Developing and Delivering Resources
The Center for Community Vitality provides practical research and knowledge-based information programs and connections to North Dakota State University and other relevant resources to help individuals, businesses, organizations and communities throughout the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota State University and Extension Service educational efforts build capacity for collective and informed decision making by bridging, building and expanding internal and external networks and partnerships and expertise, programming and funding. These include the university system, teaching research and extension, and existing economic and community development agencies.
The Center for Community Vitality structures its Educational
Programs around three broad areas:
Improving the local community based climate
Building community-based infrastructure and organization
Enhancing civic engagement
A community exchange program has been started. Follow the story of the first two communities, Bowman and Carrington, as they participate in the program.