Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Asset mapping, drawing a map of what is valuable in our communities, is an exercise in community development. If you are looking for a way to begin work towards organizing local people to take an active role in the place where they live, it is a good idea to start with what you know. If you don't know the place where you live, how will you know how to take advantage of all there is to offer? How will you know how to build a strong, active community without the foundation of assets that are already right there?
Dorfman, Diane, "Mapping Community Assets Workbook" (1998). Service Learning, General. 206.