If your organization would like to sponsor a community project and work with a group of our students over the next school year, please complete the Community Project Application above. Students will begin forming groups and selecting topics this September. If you have an idea for a community project please respond by September 7th.
Before submitting a community project proposal, please consider the following:
- Who in your organization will be able to meet regularly with students to strategize and supervise the project? We recommend one hour meetings with students at least once every two weeks during the January – April period.
- You should expect at least 2 meetings with students in October and November. The first meeting will be a “get to know you” meeting with an agenda to clarify project expectations and answer questions. A final agreement on moving forward with the project will happen during the second meeting in the fall when students and the agency negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalizes expectations of both parties.
- From January through April students are expected to work 6-10 hours per week on the project. They will be receiving 3 hours of college credit for successfully completing the project. Much of this time can be spent out in the field (conducting interviews, collecting data, networking, fundraising, organizing logistics for events, etc.). Some of these hours will be spent writing papers, at the computer, in the library, or analyzing data. Click here to see the syllabus for the Community Project course.
If you have any questions please contact Dr. Fred Brooks at 404-413-1059, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fred serves as the faculty advisor for all community projects.
The video below is a past example of a Community Project.