Deciphering the Problem of Change: Socioeconomic Disparity in Marginalized Communities in the Wake of COVID-19

John David Tamiggi
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies  •  Volume 4 (2020)  •  pp. 041-065

The following manuscript presents a broad humanistic-existential framework in support of human-centered design strategy, as it explores the axiological assessment of how marginalized community leadership, post-COVID-19, can lead and integrate innovative Community-Based Learning (CBL) community development models. The manuscript commences with a synthesis of literature focused on understanding the problem of change concerning marginalized communities’ complex historical origins, which has now become further complicated due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The manuscript commences with a synthesis of literature focused on understanding the problem of change concerning marginalized communities’ complex historical origins, which has now become further complicated due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

By developing an in-depth understanding of the foundational elements that challenge marginalized communities, this manuscript explores and identifies the confluence of non-linear methodological system models with blended applications to create human-centric development.

Such creations driven by synergistic strategies can engage marginalized communities to develop empowered learning opportunities that place direct investment in its residents. Thereby, these efforts can holistically shift community landscapes by enabling residents’ socio-economic growth through the acquisition of high levels of knowledge and skill while achieving ongoing self-awareness.

Even in the face of a volatile future world, these attributes can strengthen and increase levels of independence and autonomy to create sustainable and equitable ecosystems; and ultimately work to ensure a shared vision of change now and into the future.

Community-Based Learning (CBL), COVID-19, human-centered design, growth mindset, generational poverty, marginalized communities, social class structure
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