Describe what groups of people are affected, how they are affected, and how much they are affected.
For this assignment and the remainder of the semester, you are going to focus on one social problem. We are going to define it in this module and work toward creating change to improve the lives of those affected in future modules. To get started, you should watch the following project overview video. Then, answer the questions posed below.
What is the social problem that you would like to address?
Define the problem in one paragraph.
Why did you choose to focus on this problem?
Answer in one paragraph; this section can be in first person.
Who is affected by this problem?
Describe what groups of people are affected, how they are affected, and how much they are affected. Focus specifically on vulnerable or marginalized populations.
In this assignment, it can be very tempting to jump ahead to solving the problem. We will get there, I promise! But for now, focus on defining the problem, not solving it. Otherwise, we can’t know if we’ve solved it, because we won’t know what we are trying to solve.