GU299 Grantham WK2 Service Learning: Goals and Community Case Scenario

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Case Study Scenario:

You have been hired by XYZ University as a consultant. They want you to evaluate an organization to see if a service learning opportunity would benefit future students and the community. Your initial recommendation is due in week 5 and will be based on the research you collect in your first four assignments.


  • Last week you introduced your social issue and an organization where future students might perform service learning.
  • Your task this week is to expand your research to community partnerships and volunteerism within the organization.
  • XYZ University has required you to find at least three peer-reviewed articles in the EBSCO library to support your research this week. EBSCO Quick Guide.
  • You will turn in a 2-3 pages paper following APA guidelines. Click here for the web version of the APA sample paper. Click here for a downloadable version of the APA sample paper.


Complete the following steps.

Step 1: Introduction – Introduce the topic of service learning and community partnerships. What are the benefits for students and the community when partnering in service learning opportunities? Describe some challenges students might face as service-learners in the community. Introduce your organization as a potential community partner. Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section. Citation tutorial

Step 2: Community Partnerships – What other partnerships (companies, businesses, organizations, universities, etc.) does the organization have? What are the benefits of these partnerships? What are past partnerships that the organization no longer maintains? Why were these partnerships ended? What additional partnerships should the organization have and why? Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.

Step 3: Volunteers – Discuss how the organization uses volunteers. What are the benefits to volunteers and the community when volunteers give their time to the organization? Describe the difference between volunteering and performing service learning at the organization. Describe the benefits of service learning for the student and community beyond the service performed at the organization. Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.

Step 4: Conclusion - Provide a Summary the organization’s partnerships and how they use volunteers. Summarize the difference between volunteering and service learning. Conclude with a summary of the benefits and challenges of service learning for students and the community at this organization. Provide at least one citation from a peer-reviewed article to support your claims in this section.

Step 5: References – On a separate reference page, list all the references you have cited in your paper to support your claims.

Please use the link below as your reference to the assignment

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Communities United Against Police Brutality 1 Running head: Police Accountability Communities Against Police Brutality Grantham University GU299 General Capstone Instructor Debbie Burgos Police injustices and accountability Communities United Against Police Brutality 2 Police injustices and police accountability have been a major social issue worldwide. This social issue is important to readers are able to understand when the police are being unjust or unfair when treating the citizens. People are able to understand that police have no power to punish suspects because they are not yet found guilty (De Angelis, 2016). The readers learn about when the police can use violence. Service learning causes positive impacts in police injustices and accountability. The policemen can learn when to use force and to what extent that forces should be used. They can understand the right of citizens and this makes them become more accountable when dealing with the citizens. An organization that has positively impacted on police injustices and accountability Communities United against Police brutality is an organization that was formed to deal and does away with police brutality on an ongoing basis which has become a rampant social issue affecting the people worldwide. Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) is one of the international organizations that are currently impacting positively on the social issue of police injustices and police accountability (Farmer, Sun & Starks, 2015). The organization was formed with a motive of protecting the citizens and the members of public from being harassed illegally by the police and making sure that the citizens fully enjoyed their rights. Communities United Against Police Brutality majorly focuses on fighting police injustices and brutality that occur in various incidences in the day to day activities. The organization aims at working towards the various ways of resolving ongoing cases within the community through employing a variety of methods such as educating communities, demanding legislative action and advocating for justice on behalf of the people and victims of police brutality and injustices. The main goal of the organization is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority among the citizens which is practiced by the police. The organization also focuses on empowering Communities United Against Police Brutality 3 citizens and local people with a remedy that can bring police injustices and brutality to an end and advocate for police accountability (Courdert, Butin & Metayer, 2015). The organization is able to meet the needs of the community through educating the community about different forms of police injustices. Through the organization, the members of the community can recognize when they are being abused by the police and they are empowered to resist the abuses, and this eventually helps in brings police injustices that are practiced on the citizens to an end. Police injustice is a social issue affecting the community today where the members of the public are abused by the police. The police use extreme force and violence when handling the citizens and measures has been put in place to end this issue. Communities United Against Police Brutality has been able to address the issue of police injustices and have come up with different measures that will impact positive change. The organization empowers citizens to resist violent abuse by police through community education to try and bring this issue affecting the society to an end. The students and community service learning are advantaged because they can understand their rights, they are also to learn the measures which they should take in case they are abused by the police and this makes them live peacefully and practice their rights without being abused by anyone (Zack, 2015). Communities United Against Police Brutality 4 References Coudert, F., Butin, D., & Le Métayer, D. (2015). Body-worn cameras for police accountability: Opportunities and risks. Computer law & security review. De Angelis, J. (2016). What do citizens think about police accountability measures? Lessons from community attitudinal surveys. Criminal Justice Policy Review. Farmer, A. K., Sun, I. Y., & Starks, B. C. (2015). Willingness to record police-public encounters: The impact of race and social and legal consciousness. Race and Justice. Zack, N. (2015). White privilege and black rights: The injustice of US police racial profiling and homicide. Rowman & Littlefield. ...
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Service Learning
Course Title


Service Learning

Service learning combines both learning goals and community in such a way that they
can facilitate not only the growth of students but also the common good. As such, it is a strategy
that undertakes the integration of essential community services with instructions and directions
that boost the learning experience, teaching on civic responsibilities, as well as strengthening
communities. Service learning has several benefits to students such as the improving the
students’ ability to apply what they have learned in the real world, enhancing the development of
their interpersonal skills, as well as their leadership and communication skills, thus increasing
their chances of being involved in community services after graduation. The primary challenge
of service learning to students is a time commi...

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