Community Awareness

Community Awareness

These activities help us explore the assets and traits in our community. What makes your community what it is? What are its strengths, needs, and issues people face? Understanding your community and its resources is an important step in building community, the service-learning process, and taking action.  


Open Doors to Your Community

Get to know the nonprofits that address the unique needs in your community. Each "Open Doors to Your Community" guide is a virtual door that leads young people to the actual door with ideas for engagement and a brief video overview including:

  • the work of the organization.
  • the needs addressed.
  • the ways for youth to take voluntary action.

 

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Map Your Community Assets

This activity guide helps youth explore what is in their community and how people and organizations are connected. They map specific resources related to an issue they care about. They may already know this lens, or they can determine an area of interest through the activities about self-awareness here

 

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History of Philanthropy

Explore this interactive timeline with significant events in the history of philanthropy in America. Part of understanding our broader community is understanding what people before us did to make a better world.

 

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These activities help us explore the assets and traits in our community. What makes your community what it is? What are its strengths, needs, and issues people face? Understanding your community and its resources is an important step in building community, the service-learning process, and taking action. 

These resources help young people understand their own identity, what they care about, and who they are in relationship to others. This is an important step in building community and in the service-learning process. 

Communities involve youth of all ages and life experiences as changemakers and leaders with this guide developed in collaboration with representatives from Michigan Foundations.