Service Scholarship: The Underutilized Component in Meeting Social Needs

Smith, Tammy S.
June 2009
Journal of Community Engagement & Scholarship;Jun2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p70
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study conducted by students from the University of Alabama in Bayou La Batre which were ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. It notes that Bayou La Batre was a popular destination by Asian immigrants as its fosters a shrimping industry similar to Vietnam. The need assessment includes home visits to complete questionnaires comprising of questions concerning the resident's long term needs as a result of hurricane. It ends that the students as well as the professors gained invaluable insights during the assessment.


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