Directions: Please use the following questions to develop your proposal for a local project that would work to address your groups chosen Sustainable Development Goal. Community Partners asks that you limit your narrative to no more than 10 pages. The page ranges suggested below are intended to give applicants a sense of where to focus their attention.

Project Description: What does your project do? (1-3 pages)
Please include:
Your projects mission
Target population
What geographic community it serves
The number of people your project serves
Your specific project activities: what they are, who carries them out, where they take place, and how often they take place (Details are important here)
Project History: Why was this project initiated? (1-2 pages)

Please describe:
When your project was launched and who was involved in getting it started
The need(s) the project was created to address
The strengths and capabilities of the projects target population and how you are engaging this community to increase your projects likely impact
How your project differs from other organizations that address the same or similar issues
The work you have done to research, design, pilot test or demonstrate the project
Project Goals: What are you hoping to achieve? (12 -1 page)

Describe what you realistically hope to accomplish by the end of your first year under fiscal sponsorship. Please keep in mind potential time and/or fiscal constraints. Its okay to be candid here!
Project Impact: How will you know your project has made a difference? (1- 112 pages)
Provide some detail about:
How you will measure the effects of your projects activities on the community it serves at the end of your first year under fiscal sponsorship
Any significant accomplishments to date
Project Proposal (Fall19) (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Response to Prompt/Topic

Student addresses all four parts of the Proposal Narrative prompt (Description, History, Goals, and Impact). Student explores issues thoughtfully and in depth.
25 pts
Full Marks
Addresses the topic clearly and responds effectively to all aspects of the task.
21 pts
Strong
May be missing one or two of the attributes of the 10 point score
18 pts
Proficient
Addresses the topic but may not respond to all parts of the prompt thoroughly
15 pts
Limited
Misunderstands or does not respond to all parts of the task. May indicate confusion about the topic or neglect important parts of the task.

0 pts
No Marks
Does not respond effectively or meaningfully to the prompt, task, or topic
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Organization/Development/Support
Student Includes the following structural/organizational elements:
An introduction that incorporates elements required in the Project Description part of the prompt;
A series of body paragraphs that incorporates elements required in the Project History and Goals sections of the prompt;
A conclusion that incorporates elements required in the Project Impact section of the prompt.

USE SECTION HEADINGS.
25 pts
Full Marks
Logical and effective order; makes sense; has strong introduction, supportive body paragraphs, clear conclusion, thoughtful transitions. Ideas are supported by apt reasons and well-chosen examples. Paragraphs are unified and cohesive, used to organize presentation of ideas.
21 pts
Strong
May be missing one or two of the attributes of the 10 point score
18 pts
Proficient
Is adequately organized and developed, makes the move to support ideas with reasons and examples.
15 pts
Limited
Is poorly organized and developed, presenting generalizations without adequate and appropriate support OR presenting details without unifying generalizations. May be difficult to follow or relate to the prompt.

0 pts
No Marks
Does not respond effectively or meaningfully to the prompt, task, or topic
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Understanding and Use of Reading
Student shows evidence of research and uses researched texts as a means of entering into the conversation the student is addressing with their new text (i.e., uses/cites research to show that the student has studied SDG and the problem it attempts to alleviate).
25 pts
Full Marks
Demonstrates a thorough critical understanding of the main points of the assigned reading in developing an insightful response to the prompt. FATt sentence–and ALL cited material from text–is explained accurately and concisely. Material from the original text is used to further the student’s thesis, which is the focus of the writing.

21 pts
Strong
May be missing one or two of the attributes of the 10 point score
18 pts
Proficient
Demonstrates a generally accurate understanding of the text in developing a reasonable response. Student’s thesis about the text’s effectiveness is the controlling idea of the writing.
15 pts
Limited
Demonstrates a limited or poor understanding of the main points of the text, or makes poor use of it in developing a weak response to the prompt. May argue something other than text’s effectiveness.

0 pts
No Marks
Does not respond effectively or meaningfully to the prompt, task, or topic. Demonstrates little to no understanding of the text (or its structure) or does not use it to respond to the prompt.
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Sentence Structure/Grammar/Mechanics
25 pts
Full Marks
Has an effective, fluent style marked by sentence variety and a clear command of language. Is generally free from errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics.

21 pts
Strong
May have a few errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics that do not interfere with meaning
18 pts
Half Credit
Demonstrates limited or inadequate control of sentence structure and language. Has an accumulation of errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics that sometimes or frequently interfere with meaning.
15 pts
No Marks
Lacks basic control of sentence structure and language. Has serious and persistent errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics that severely interfere with meaning.

0 pts
No Marks
Does not respond effectively or meaningfully to the prompt, task, or topic. May be very difficult to understand due to errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics.
25 pts
Total Points: 100
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