Select one of the social issues that we have discussed in class (e.g. income inequality, education, housing, food insecurity, race, gender, health, climate change, policing & incarceration, immigration, etc). The social issue that you select must be relevant to your service site.
Conduct some research on this topic, using 5 additional (i.e. non-157SL) sources. Sources must include at least two academic journal articles. Other sources may include an interview, newspaper and magazine articles, government reports, etc.
Identify and describe the current state of your chosen issue, either in San Jose/Santa Clara county, the Bay Area more broadly, California, or the United States (you define the scope).
What are governmental organizations and/or non-profit organizations doing about this issue? What is/is not working? What are the main challenges being faced here? What successes have been achieved?
How do we need to change or adapt our communication strategies to meet the needs of marginalized communities? You might consider: What communicative practices have been or could be used to address the issue or help communities connected to the issue? This might include government response, text/email messages, community organizing, flyers, or something else. What specific measures, projects, communicative action, and/or initiatives are there to address this issue? What are the main challenges during COVID-19 in dealing with this issue? What could be done to address the issue better? What solutions might you propose?
In this section you should Include facts, figures, statistics, etc. from your sources using in-text citations.
II. Your service SITE
Describe how your specific service site is addressing the social problem that you selected. What specific measures, projects, and/or initiatives does your site undertake to address this issue?
What are the main challenges that your site is facing in dealing with this issue?
What successes has your site achieved in dealing with this issue? How has it successfully mitigated this social issue?
III. Your SELF
Describe your involvement at this site. What did you do to address this social issue through your service hours?
What impact were you able to make? How were you able to help your site address this social issue? How did your impact evolve over the course of the semester?
What challenges did you face? How did you overcome them?
What insights have you gained on this social issue through the entire 157SL experience?
What skills did you gain through your 157SL experience?
What are the next steps that you plan to take on this issue now that you are finished with our class?
Use APA or MLA to properly list all the references that you used in writing this paper, including your 5 sources and any course materials that you drew from.