Village Earth

Welcome to Village Earth!

Village Earth is a publicly supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1993. We help reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. We do this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy.

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Online Certificate Program

We partner with Colorado State University to offer the online certificate program in Sustainable Community Development.

Global Affiliate Program

We serve as a support structure for grassroots organizations working on the front-lines of social & environmental justice.

Consulting Services

We provide a wide range of consultation services to NGOs, governments, universities, and the private sector.

Specialized Training

We develop and deliver customized in-person and online training programs to aid and relief community.

Village Earth’s Online Certificate Program in Sustainable Community Development

Since 2003, Village Earth has partnered with Colorado State University Online to offer an online certificate program in Sustainable Community Development. The curriculum consists of 15 different courses and is designed for community leaders and activists, development professionals, funders of development, educators, students or anyone looking to learn more about the theory and practice of sustainable community development. All classes are facilitated by an experienced instructor and 100% online making it convenient for working professionals based anywhere in the world.

Don't miss out! Register for Classes Before January 4th, 2022.

Winter II Session

GSLL 1510 – Community-Based Mapping

This course explores theories, ethics, applications, and methods of community-based mapping and its role in participatory learning and action as well as larger processes of integrated community-based development.

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Winter II Session

GSLL 1509 – Development and the Politics of Empowerment

Through a careful investigation of the historical applications of development, we will explore the idea that development is an inherently political process and challenge the claim that any development NGO is apolitical. Additionally, we will strive to identify successful methods of community empowerment through political organization.

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