First, two important definitions.
A community is any group of people with something in common. A church congregation is a community. A recovery support group is a community.
A community can be defined by a geographic area such as a neighborhood, a city, a state, even a country. And a community is formed by the people who all work
at the same company–or the customers who use that company. And, of course, the students at a school, their parents, and the teachers and administrators
form one community–and their own separate communities.
Whenever you hope to see a change in a group and the individuals in that group (a community), you are making social change. As physical change is the change
in shape or condition of a physical object, social change is any change in the knowledge or attitudes of people that lead them to act differently.
The Social Change Cycle:
(Setting strategies: What will we do?)
(Assessing impact: How well are we doing?)