You have been hired by XYZ University as a consultant. They want you to evaluate an organization to see if a service learning opportunity would benefit future students and the community. Your initial recommendation is week 5 and will be based on the research you collect in your first four assignments.
WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENT:
- Last week you described cultural challenges, humanitarian considerations, and roadblocks faced within the organization.
- Your task this week is to expand your research to the organization’s future vision, challenges, and improvements.
- XYZ University has required you to find at least three peer-reviewed articles in the EBSCO library to support your research this week. EBSCO tutorial.
- You will turn in a 2-3 pages paper following APA guidelines. Click here for the web version of the APA sample paper. Click here for a downloadable version of the APA sample paper.
Complete the following steps.
Step 1: Introduction – Provide a quick introduction to the organization you have chosen. Describe the organization’s focus and what they are doing to promote positive change. Reflecting on what you have learned in this course, how could students service learners contribute toward the organization’s mission? Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section. Citation tutorial
Step 2: Future Vision – Describe the organization’s vision for the future as it relates to the social issue. Describe one or two specific actions the organization plans to take to achieve this vision. How could student service learners contribute to these goals? Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.
Step 3: Challenges – Describe some challenges (technological, economic, political, laws and regulations, community-based initiatives, educational, etc.) the organization might face in attempting to achieve the future vision. How might the organization overcome these challenges? How have similar organizations overcome or not overcome these challenges? Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.
Step 4: Improvements – Based on your research, describe improvements the organization could make to better serve the community and achieve the future goals. In what ways could a service learning opportunity at this organization help students and the community improve? Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.
Step 5: Conclusion – Provide a summary of the organization and the future vision they have toward impacting positive change for the issue you have chosen. Summarize how students service learners might contribute to the organization’s goals. Describe how students could personally improve by performing service learning at the organization. Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.
References – On a separate reference page, list all the references you have cited in your paper to support your claims