Rural areas have long not been valued in regional development; however, community development as an effort of grassroots has worked wonderfully to revitalize old villages to blossom again. Yilan is one of these cases. The paper is to study a series of community development training programs for local residents, which are initiated and implemented by Yilan Community University and some locally-rooted community development organizations (NGO), and to explore the teaching methods applied to cultivate learners the ideals of community development and citizenship as well as know-how techniques. The study found that achieving community renaissance is a continuous process of citizenship education, and the innovative learning connection among individual, organization, and community, and other communities is the key to succeed in the process.
Keywords: community learning, intergenerational learning, community empowerment, capacity building, aging in place