Community Engagement Research



For this assignment, you will research someone who has made a positive difference in the community that you are living in here in the United States. Your research must include at least 2 different sources or websites. You will write a 5 paragraph, 1-2 page written response about the individual you have researched. This assignment may take you more or less than the suggested 120 minutes to complete.

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Pick an individual who currently lives or who has lived in Massachusetts. This person can be alive or dead. This person could be famous, or a “regular” person; as long as they have done something to positively contribute to your community, you can write about this person. For example, this person could have started a community program/organization in your area, or they could be a dedicated community member/volunteer that serves the community (e.g., working with animals, the homeless, children, refugees, etc.).