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HOS 132 FINAL PROJECT & PRESENTATION
TOPIC: Leadership in the Community: Giving Back
DUE DATES: See Weekly Course Schedule
DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS:
For your final presentation, you’re asked to identify a local, regional or national nonprofit organization that exemplifies the type of group that you might someday consider working with as a leader or volunteer. The purpose of this presentation and report is to provide information to the class about the many opportunities there are in the community for giving back and learning about how you can make an impact in your area of interest.
Your project will consist of three parts:
a. Written paper;
b. Power point presentation;
c. Oral presentation for the class at the end of the semester.
· Minimum of three typed, double-spaced pages including introductory paragraph, body of text and conclusion incorporating the following suggested information:
· Nonprofit/foundation name and contact information
· Background and history (founders, growth, focus, etc.)
· Community involvement
· Major supporters, sponsors and community events
o Personal statement of interest in program. This is where you will explain why this particular organization appeals to you and why you believe in it or are involved with it personally. This statement should be a minimum of 250 words.
· Paper should be written using Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins. It should reflect guidelines for grammar, punctuation and professional format identified throughout the class.
· Power point presentation outline and works cited page are required with written paper. Works cited should include a minimum of three different types of sources such as books, research articles, internet, interviews, and others.
The following list includes some suggested nonprofit organizations and foundations. Please feel free to give your presentation and report on any nonprofit organization or foundation that interests you personally.
NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WEBLINKS:
SUGGESTED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS
2. Amnesty International
3. American Heart Association
4. American Cancer Association
5. American Lung Association
6. American Red Cross
7. American Diabetes Association
8. United Breast Cancer Foundation
11. Slow Food International
12. Lowcountry Local First
13. Louis’ Kids
14. Camp Happy Days
15. Charleston Humane Society
16. Boys and Girls Club of America-
17. East Cooper Community Outreach
18. Families Helping Families
19. Low Country Orphan Relief
20. East Copper Meals on Wheels
21. Star Gospel Mission
22. Charleston Orphan House
23. Crisis Ministries
24. Charleston Breast Center
25. Ronald McDonald House
26. Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
27. Make a Wish Foundation
28. Charitable Society of Charleston
29. The Nature Conservancy
30. Feed the Children
31. World Vision
32. Volunteers of America
33. Big Sisters and Big Brothers Foundation
34. Anchors Away-A nonprofit dedicated to getting people with disabilities out on the water.
35. Low Country Food Bank- a nonprofit fighting hunger in coastal S.C.
36. Sierra Club- environmental organization that explores, enjoys and protects the planet.
37. Darkness to Light- programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse.
38. The Sustainability Institute
Search the library's online catalog to find books, dvds, and other resources in the library related to your presentation topic. Books which can be checked out of the library are located on the second floor (at Main).
Search using your person's name or a related topic. For example, if you've picked the organization Slow Food International, you could search using the organization's name or, perhaps, the term "slow food." You might also try "volunteers" or "volunteering."
Any organization's name may be entered in a book search; however if you are looking particularly for lowcountry organizational info, you might want to try the Charleston County Public Library or one of our newspaper databases.
Subject Specific Databases
The following electronic databases are available through the Trident Technical College Learning Resources Center. Additional databases are found on the LRC webpage (http://libguides.tridenttech.edu/content.php?pid=111910&sid=2918207#10232604). When accesing library resources from an off-campus location, you will be prompted to enter your 7 digit student id number (including the zero). This number can be found in your my.tridenttech.edu account. Choose "Academic Profile" under TTC Express and select "My profile".