In this course, you will be required to submit a Community Need Project Proposal designed to hypothetically improve some aspect of your community. This Community Need Project will require you to identify a need, develop an approach to solving this problem, and create a measure to evaluate the effectiveness of your approach.
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What are problems or needs in your community that might lend themselves to your class project? Who are the important people within your concept? For the discussion this week, please submit two to three project ideas to the class for feedback.
Jacqueline Novogratz and Chef Chad Houser from the Momentum Café advocate for providing people with certain tools for solving problems. How would you describe their approaches? What aspects of these approaches can you potentially apply to the problem/need you are considering?
Remember that when we are thinking in terms of our community it does not have to be the whole city, it could be at your church, at your child’s school, in your neighborhood, etc.
Here is one example from a small town. One rural town in New Hampshire saw a need to have trick or treating in their community. The houses were spread too far apart for kids to trick or treat in almost all areas of the town. A group got formed “trunk or treat” in which town’s people drove to the town hall and with candy in the trunks of their cars and jack-o-lanterns by their cars. Kids could get lots of candy and those folks could participate in a traditional Halloween activity. The point of this example is that the problem or need does not have to be monumental, just something that improves the life of a community.