com·mu·ni·ty kəˈmyo͞onitē/ noun noun: community; plural noun: communities a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
"Rhode Island's Japanese community" a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
"the sense of community that organized religion can provide"
As a community worker, activist, or whatever label there is to describe the work being done, I wrestle with what is "community". We are all a part of various types of communities: religious, neighborhood, racial, sexual orientation, frat/sororities etc. I will admit to being the most critical of my community labeled as African American. Because I'm solution based in my thinking and life, this is my expectation for this community I'm a part of because of my genetic make up, social experiences, and shared history. The expectation is no different than from other community I'm involved w…