Corn Harvest - Terra Sullivan - Carthage CSD

RSA 2017 Student Photography Contest Grand Prize Winner RSA 2017 Student Photography Contest Grand Prize Winner

CaRDI interns contribute to Upstate NY communities every summer

CALS NYS Intern Kevin Kreher on site in Genessee CountyCALS NYS Intern Kevin Kreher on site in Genessee County

Rust2Green partners prepare for Utica's One World Flower Festival

Rust2Green community developmentRust2Green community development

CaRDI supports sound community and energy decision making

LEAD NY Class 15 Fellows meet with their Wedgworth Leadership Institute (Florida) counterparts in Washington, DC

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Welcome to CaRDI

CaRDI is a group of research and outreach faculty and professionals working in critical areas of community development. A federation of programs including LEAD-NY, the Cornell Farmworker Program, the Rural Schools Association, and Rust 2 Green partner with other CaRDI faculty working in areas such as land use, regional economic development, community and energy, and demographics.

Through the rich variety of our programs and focal areas, we seek to strengthen the capacity, resiliency and sustainability of communities in New York State.  Learn more