According to page 7 of Prof. Poindexter's class syllabus for the Fall 2015 semester, "the common assignment . . is a term project due in stages, to facilitate feedback and success. The purpose of this assignment is to teach asset-based, rights-based assessment skills in leadership."
In summary, it includes the following steps:
Perhaps some of the information from The Community Tool Box below may be helpful to you as you begin your assessment; The Community Tool Box is a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas.
In the Table of Contents, click on Chapter 3. Assessing Community Needs and Resources
Note: These sites are no substitute for the directions about community assessment from Prof. Poindexter.