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"Know Your Community" Treasure Hunt
How does public policy come to life in your community?
Many of the programs and services that exist in local communities are there as a response to public policy. Your local governments perform many social service functions because the law requires it.
How do members of your community work together to meet each others’ needs?
Local charities help carry out those functions...and often, they step in where laws do not meet all the needs in the community.
How can you find out the best answer when someone asks you for help?
Learning the policy context for outreach and service programs helps you be a more effective volunteer or leader.