Community leaders must understand and appreciate diverse cultures, establish relationships, and build alliances among the various cultural groups to help leaders build successful communities. Understanding cultures helps everyone benefit from each group’s strengths and perspectives, and overcome and prevent racial and ethnic divisions. Community cultural capital can be enhanced through community projects, such as festivals, heritage events, and preservation of community traditions. ND Compass provides measurements of racial distribution of population in North Dakota. Communities with greater diversity will benefit from recognizing and celebrating the traditions, values, heritage, arts, and social history of each cultural group. Here is an example of what you can find at http://www.ndcompass.org/community-building/key-measures.php?km=culturalcapital#0-9572-g.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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