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Researching Community Partnerships

Before you begin, please note that this assignment has two parts.  You will need to address both parts to be eligible for full credit:

  • Resources for Scholarly Research
  • A Six-Article Review

Review the “Preview of Your Final Project” criteria sheet to help you focus your work this week. Before engaging in your research, make sure you have decided on the organization you would like to research in this class so you can apply the work you do this week to your final project. 

*Note: Make sure the sources you choose are no more than five (5) years old.  This is part of the requirements for your Final Project. 

Part 1:  Resources for Scholarly Research

Use the community organization you shared in the week 1 discussion to complete this assignment.

  • Use Wikipedia to find general information about the organization.  (Please keep in mind that Wikipedia is consider a secondary reference and should not be used as a resource in the scholarly work.  Still, it is a very useful tool to get you started).
  • Read through the Wikipedia entry to get a general idea of the history, mission, and scope of the organization.  Pay particularly close attention to any mention of community or philanthropic activities.
  • Write down any key terms you find in the Wikipedia entry that may relate to service-learning or civic engagement.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Wikipedia page and choose one of the articles listed in the footnotes (note: you can go back through the Wikipedia entry to find the place this source was used in the context of the entry).  For the most part, these sources can be considered as primary references (use your judgment here).
  • Search for the primary reference in the Grantham Library’s Ebscohost database or through Google Scholar.  Share one primary reference that you found from Wikipedia (not Wikipedia itself) and complete a citation in APA format.

Part 2: Six-Article Review

  • Find and summarize the Grow, Hamm, & Lee’s  “The Debate Over Doing Good” (in EBSCO).
  • Use your key terms that you generated through your Wikipedia search to search Grantham Library’s EBSCOhost and/or Google Scholar to find at least five additional, reputable articles to review as background information on community partnerships and community organizations.
  • Review each of the six articles you found based on the following:
  • The name of the author and article,
  • The purpose of the article,
  • The problem addressed,
  • The population addressed, and,
  • The results of the article.  

Your review should include all six articles.  You should provide  a 100-150 word paragraph for each source addressing the each of the four key ideas in your summary. Each article should also include a reference citation in APA format.


In the article, “Helping, Fixing, or Serving” (1999), Remen asserts that people see the world in three different ways broken, weak or whole.  These viewpoints results in how a person connect to their world. Remen views serving as a way to moves beyond the expertise and incorporates both their serves strengthens as well as the strengths of others. Many times people seek to help or fix rather than service.  Remen uses examples of an emergency physician sees delivering a baby as a service rather than fixing the problem. She shares how a nurse moved past professional protocols to serve her by removing her ileostomy. In these examples, she explains how experiences shorten the distance between the humans.  Remen shows how serving rather than fixing or helping benefits all parties and impacts humanity.

Remen, R. N. (1999 Jan.1). Helping, fixing or serving? University of Cincinatti.

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