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    Community Development: South Asian Immigrants in Victoria, BC The term ‘social’ can convey different meanings to an extroverted individual and an introverted person. Their individual traits may determine what sort of activities they desire and are capable of participating in. Similarly, community and community development can embody various significances for each person or group. An umpteen number of pointedly different communities comprise the globe. Each of these communities can have diverse needs, capacities, and resources that can shape community development. Community often revolves around something that is shared or common among a group of individuals (Mooney & Neal, 2008). A small community in Victoria, BC is South Asian immigrants.…

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    Oppression can be defined in the context of the process of social devaluation, resulting in communities feeling powerless to drive change. Community development workers that choose to follow the traditional approach to community development see their role as empowering disadvantaged people and ensuring a better alignment between services and needs (Twelvetrees 2002, 4). Marx’s most resonant critique of Community Development is the method that traditional workers work within. Marxist theorists…

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    A community is a place in which a group of people share the same interest, even though it does not have to be in an environment because some people come together to build their own group with those who share the same interest as them. For instance, a religious meeting is considered a community since they share the same beliefs. In this essay, I will describe the community that I was a member of in Jamaica and also examine the process of community development. I will also share different…

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    Community development in my opinion is a process of identifying issues the community is facing and building on the assets and strengths the community have with the members of the community to enhance their lives and others. Yaasland community plan will be based on Brown and Hannis’s ten step process of community development which are defining your role, researching the community, entering the community, consciousness raising, need and assets assessment, setting goals, organization building,…

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    In the TOC example provided, the non-profit organization Bend 2030 has completed research, engaged citizens, and made recommendations to the community on how to increase affordable housing. Most, if not all, of these recommendations have been placed on the shelf. Structural functionalism would encourage these recommendations to be linked to other programs and ideas of other organizations. For example the local home builders association might take the report and make recommendations for a more…

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    The city of Newark does Economic Development differently and they are succeeding. Cities across America try to lift the stigma of poverty and decay in urban blighted areas. By bringing vital businesses and project to their cities, metropolitan areas improve the future, reputation and vitality for years to come. Newark has the largest population in the state of New Jersey and overall ranking of 67th in this nation. It is a major hub for air, rail and shipping. The growth possibilities are…

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    influenced me to become an ISCOR major and fueled my passion for community development. Ten years later, I am interning with BLCI because I want to directly work with families that are in need of low-cost resources and services. Also as an alumnus of the program, I have an understating of what barriers prevent families from finding and learning about…

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    * Organizational development and sustainability advisory services and coaching. * Managing and sharing knowledge with other NGOs, the public and private sectors. * Networking and interchange among NGOs, the public and private sectors, for policy analysis, skill improvement and information sharing. Strategy for involving citizens in development process Well-designed development projects (such as those that have been financed through social funds) can be a catalyst for community…

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    The idea of asset-based community development was a concept that I knew nothing about until I entered my Community Learning class and read that article “Asset-Based Community Development(ABCD)”. The concept behind asset-based community learning is that when trying to create more development within a community one should not focus primarily on what the community is lacking. Instead the focus should be creating more opportunity using the resources that are readily available(ABCD,1). At Bobbi and…

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    need to make commitments to work as a team and discuss issues and concerns affecting students’ learning; therefore, creating a learning community in school will help resolve many issues and concerns affecting students’ learning. Creating a learning…

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