2. Community Action
Community action refers to collective efforts done
by people directed towards addressing social
problems in order to achieve social well-being. In
dealing with community action, it involves a lot of
activities and processes that increases the
understanding, engagement and empowerment of
communities in the design and delivery of services
to the community.
4. Community Engagement
refers to the process of developing
partnerships and sustaining relationships
with and through groups of people
affiliated by geographic proximity, special
interest for the purpose of working for the
common good and addressing issues that
affect their well-being.
5. The goals of community engagement are:
1) To build trust;
2) To enlist new resources and allies;
3) To create better communication, and
4) To improve overall health outcomes as
successful projects, evolve into lasting
What holds these people to work together is the
value of solidarity. Solidarity is essential to the
success of community action. Solidarity is
defined as a unity or agreement of feeling or
action, especially among individuals with a
common interest and mutual support within a
Another community action initiative is the element
of citizenship. We involve ourselves to different
activities in the community because we are
bounded by the duties and obligations as citizens.
Citizenship is defined as legal status defined by civil,
political and social rights. This means that a person
is free to act according to the law and having the
right to claim the law’s protection.
• It refers to an individual or
organization who shares the same
interest in the fulfillment and success
of a project in a given community.
9. Civic Obligation
• A responsibility of a citizen
comprised of actions which include
participation in government, non-
government organizations, and
10. Psychosocial Program
• It helps individuals and communities
to heal the psychological wounds
and rebuild social structures after an
emergency or a critical event.
Think of an issue/problem in your
barangay. Evaluate what possible
community action needed to solve the
issue. If none, think of possible
recommendations for us to have a better
living in the community.