This video explains Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) in very simple terms, providing a scenario of when good intentions can still be problematic. It touches on the “Savior complex” in volunteer work and how this mentality can actually be really harmful to the community and undermine efforts that are already being taken.

  • Faculty and SLTAs can show this video before service begins to explore students’ role in the community in which they may play a role in its development.
  • Community Partners may find this video beneficial in creating their goals for community-engagement.