Community-Based Organizations
For your final assignment in the class, locate a community-based organization in your local community. Research the history of the organization, including an interview with a member of the organization’s leadership, and define its purpose(s) in the community. Discuss the role a needs assessment played in creating the organization and identify how those needs have evolved over time and how the organization has responded to changing needs. Drawing upon current scholarly research, using at least 5 appropriate resources, evaluate the organization in terms of its effectiveness in terms of social capital, organizational relationships, leadership, and cultural influences. Identify the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, and suggest methods to improve its effectiveness. Examine the ethical issues that face this organization and critique the organization’s response to those issues. Finally, create a job position within the organization where an applied sociologist would best fit and discuss how this position would positively impact the organization. This paper should be at least 2000 words and adhere to APA standards.

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