Textbook: Homan, M. (2011). Promoting community change: Making it happen in the real world. (6th ed.) Belmont: Brooks/Cole.
Conduct an analysis of the community in which your field agency is located or a community in which you have an interest. Describe the place and the population of the community, using demographic data and the approaches discussed in the Homan textbook. Describe the community’s history, the influence and power of residents, any problems or issues experienced by residents, community strengths and assets, how assets can be used for community improvement, and major challenges faced by the community. Also analyze the services offered in the community, how organizations which serve the community work together or should work together, and any service gaps.