Community Assessment: The City of Chicago Case Study by Nicky

Community Assessment: The City of Chicago
This paper focuses on the information a counselor would need to gather in order to work in a specific city.
# 146400 | 1,302 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 26, 2010 in Psychology (Social) , Education (Social Issues) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper uses Chicago, Illinois, as a case study to determine what information a counselor would need to gather in order to successfully do their job. The author gives a basic breakdown of the various elements that constitute the city of Chicago. The author then discusses nine domains which a community must provide in order to provide for its inhabitants. The author concludes that Chicago is composed of diverse groups and any potential counselor should have a complete understanding of its components in order to successfully work in the city.

Table of Contents

Basic Characteristics
Nine Domains in which the Community Functions

From the Paper:

"While the basic makeup of a community might seem more like information that a city planner or statistician would need to know, but this information is actually very relevant to the counselor. Indeed, ``the more informed you are, the more efficiently and effectively you can use your time'' (102). The city of Chicago has many communities. For instance, the Jewish community, African-American community, writer's community, and the communities of different neighborhoods are all different parts of the Chicago community. Still, most would agree that Chicagoans feel a sense of community with one another. Thus, the city itself is, indeed, one large community. Thus, it is this community about which basic facts will be shared. With a population of close to three million as of 1998, Chicago is very diverse city, made up of over a million whites and African-Americans, nearly a million Asians, and thousands of Native Americans and those of other races. Furthermore, Hundreds of thousands of Hispanics are located in the area (Some Quick Facts 2001-2008). Chicago's diverse population is a statistic of which many Chicagoans are proud."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Some Quick Facts & Demographics About Chicago. (2001-2008). Retrieved January 29, from Web site:

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