About PCS

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Pacific Community Solutions provides training, tools and consultation for

  • Asset Based Community Development
  • Community Organizing and Engagement
  • Impact Measurement and Participatory Evaluation
  • Youth Engagement and Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

Pacific Community Solutions, Inc. offers training, technical assistance, consultation and speaker services to nonprofit organizations, local governments, community organizations, collaboratives and private-public partnerships.

Our focus is community building and organizing, using the Asset Based Community Development approach.  We believe that programs are more effective and sustainable when designed and driven by the participants they are intended to benefit.  The challenge is implementing community engagement, mobilization and action.  We can help.  Whether we are providing a keynote speech, one-day training, or extended technical assistance, our goal is to help you create powerful people and effective programs.

Ron Dwyer-Voss is the owner and founder of Pacific Community Solutions, Inc.. He has worked in community development and organizing since 1982.   Since that time Ron has been a community organizer, community development corporation director, leadership development coach and trainer as well as an elected school board member.  He is also a Fellow at the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University.

Ron has a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy, a Masters in Theology and received his formal community organizing training while organizing on the south-side of Chicago.  Since then his work has focused on faith based communities, African-American, Latino and SouthEast Asian communities and a mix of urban and rural communities. He is the past chairperson of the National Community Building and Organizing Initiative of NeighborWorks America.

Ron lives with his family in Northern California where he enjoys hiking, biking, snowboarding and anything to do with water and boats.  He is also an avid baseball fan, an active member of a Lutheran church and a sincere but inconsistent practitioner of meditation and yoga.

 

Ron Dwyer-Voss has been organizing or leading urban neighborhoods and small towns since I met him in 1988. He naturally embraces an asset based approach to his life and work and has developed new ways for resident-based organizations and associations to effectively develop power in their communities.”
– John Kretzmann, Ph.D., Founder and Co-Director, Asset Based Community Development Institute, Northwestern University.

 

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