Aided by the CSL team, students will collaborate with a local community group to design and carry out a research project or activity (including risk assessment and ethics training) aimed at achieving mutual benefit. By testing and challenging theoretical concepts through a hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector, students will learn how community-based organizations generate their own knowledge and best practices in order to address social issues and their root causes. Students will reflect critically on the successes and challenges of their community work in the form of a journal. Skills gained will include: strategic or creative problem solving, developing confidence and emotional maturity, championing for social change and collaborative work. This module will require a 20-hour time commitment.
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