Topic: Civic engagement, identity and group mobilization


1. Select an organization

that has not already been examined or discussed in this course.
that you have not already evaluated as part of the ePortfolio assignments.
that has mobilized a group of people based on a specific identity. The facets of identity can include race; ethnicity; religion; language; sexual identity; biological characteristics; age; disability status; veteran status; income; birthplace and neighborhood or geography. (Of course, this list is not exhaustive, and may include other components of identity.)
2. Research: Conduct research about the organization. Review the materials on its website and read media stories about their work. Write a 5-page paper that describes the organization, and then explains how the concepts discussed in this course influence cultural diversity, civic engagement, social capital, and mobilization strategies and types of civic engagement pursued by the organization. As mentioned above, discuss the identity (or identities) relevant to the work of the organization.

Research and explain the social, economic, political or psychological dimensions of this identity, as we have throughout this course. Consider how membership in this group influences relationships with other identity groups. How does both the nature of the identity you have chosen to focus on, and these inter-group dynamics, affect the work of the organization you are studying?

3. Resources and references/citations: Please account for the following requirements, as you develop your paper:

Include evidence from the research that you have conducted about this organization, at least three resources.
Insert citations as needed, using either MLA or APA style. (Visit the Purdue OWL for easy formatting reference guides.)
Include a reference list formatted in either MLA or APA style.
4. Content: Consider the following items, as you develop your paper:

Develop your thesis statement (your main idea). We also recommend you create an outline for the paper based on your thesis statement (your main idea) and the main points for each section. Do not include the outline in your submission; it’s only to help you organize your ideas.
Include examples from the assigned materials as support.
Use proper grammar and punctuation; run your paper through spellcheck and an online grammar checker, such as the free version of Grammarly. It is recommended that your paper out loud to ensure it is well organized.
Review the grading rubric to make sure your paper fulfills the assignment instructions and specific assessment criteria.
5. Structure: Consider the following structure for your paper. (You can reorder the content headings as they make sense to you.) Discuss the content of the headings as it relates to this organization, its membership, and/or the group it serves.

Title page (Decide if you’re using APA format or MLA format and format this title page in that style.)
Introduction Be sure to include the themes of the paper that you will be discussing and your thesis statement (the main idea of the paper).
American Democracy
Social Capital
Civic, Political, and/or Social Engagement

Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Research Paper
Subject-Public relations
Pages / words-5 / 1375
Number of sources-3
Academic level-Junior (College 3rd year)
Paper format-MLA
Line spacing-Double
Language style-US English

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