Chapter: Writing a Community Profile

A useful tool in creating a community profile including direction on the gathering of information such as: talking to key stakeholders, door-knocking, surveys, and  focus groups. Reference: Twelvetrees (2006) Writing a Community Profile. pp 27-35. planning for effective community work. Read Article here: Writing a Community Profile  

Chapter: Knowing Your Community – M. Homan

Chapter Highlights: Perspectives on Community Geographic and Interest communities Community subsystems Close communities Benefit, action and target communities Peripheral community Basic community characteristics Sources of community capital: environmental, physical, economic, human, political, informational, spiritual, cultural and social Unmet community needs Dangers of needs assessments Identifying and valuing community assets Participatory action research Community readiness for … Continue reading Chapter: Knowing Your Community – M. Homan