Ms. M. Noakes
Child Development 131
Community Resource Agency Assignment
To locate, research, and report on local community agencies which
support the child, family, and community.
Locate a local non-profit community
resource agency that is available for children, parents, or
teachers. Once you find the agency you want to research, email
the professor at
type in the subject line “Community Resource Assignment”. No two
students may use the same agency to research so you must have
pre-approved from the instructor before you begin your research!
Agency selection will be done on a “first-come-first-served”
basis. The instructor will email you an “ok” once your
agency has been approved.
Once approved, gather information on the
resource you have found. You are required to either visit the
agency in person for a tour, or conduct a detailed phone
interview with someone who works at the agency. Be sure to get
the person’s name that you speak with, as you will need it for
your reference page. You may also get information from brochures
at the agency or from their website.
Summarize the information you have gathered into
a 3-page written summary. The paper should:
the scope of the problem/issue including its prevalence,
history, causes and its effects on children, families and the
local community. Please include quantitative information
information about the community agency you have found
overview of services offered
conditions for eligibility
number of clients served
by relating your experiences and impressions while visiting
this agency. Summarize with your personal opinions of this
Please type your paper as a Microsoft Word
document, with 1” margins, double-spaced, using a 12 pt. Times
New Roman font, and APA format. (See “Guide for Writing APA
Style” and “Grading Rubric – Community Resource Agency,” and
“Sample Paper – Community Resource Agency Assignment” listed
This is a college level writing assignment.
There should be NO MECHANICAL ERRORS (spelling,
grammar, structure, etc.). If you are unsure of your writing
skills, please use the college Tutoring / Writing center. For
Upload your paper onto the
during week #14 and introduce it briefly to the class. This will
enable all class members to become familiar with services
provided by non-profit agencies in the community.
You must also submit your paper via the “Digital
Drop Box” on the Blackboard website by the required date.