Community institutions are enduring features of a place such as a city, town or neighborhood that benefit the quality of life of residents. This includes the institutions of city government, non-profits, local businesses and social structures such as families. In order to be considered a community institution an organization, business, system, club, event, social structure or tradition must be durable and beneficial to the community. The following are illustrative examples of community institutions.
Animal Rescue Centers
Community Music Groups
Community Radio Stations
Community Swimming Pools
Places of Worship
SummaryInstitutions provide some service or function that improves life in a place. As institutions are durable and sustained over time, they provide stability and are a major factor in the long term quality of life of community residents. The following is a basic overview of community institutions with additional examples.Next: Institutions
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