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The Importance of Community in Higher Education. - The primary trait that I lack is confidence. In my mind, others are always smarter, prettier, more driven, and just better than me. Because of this attitude, I do not usually voice my opinions, state my ideas, or take control of anything; I automatically assume that anything I say or do is wrong or stupid. Although I still need to work on strengthening my confidence, SMU’s community atmosphere, specifically the Hilltop scholars program, has given me the enormous confidence boost I need to step out of my comfort zone and make my ideas a reality....   [tags: Essays on Community]
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Community Service: Giving Back to the Community By Volunteering - “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama It all started when I was in high-school. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. These volunteering experiences opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities for community service. After high-school, I started volunteering with a variety of organizations....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 418 words
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Commitment to Community - Commitment to community is a requirement for contemporary Americans and vital to its survival. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” is the unselfish act of sharing: from a cup of sugar to a wealth of information to the guardianship of all children involved and the protection of every individual in that said community. Whether that community consists of the “Classic Neighborhood, those with a common set of goals, or those who share a common identity” the thread that holds this matrix together is always woven into the shared identity as well as responsibility of all involved....   [tags: Community Society Sociology]
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Community College: The Beginning of a Success Story - For the past few decades, receiving a college education has been a stressed importance in today’s society. However it is often misunderstood that attending a 4-year school is the best and only way to go. Following this belief, many students attend these schools with out being academically, financially, or mentally prepared. Unfortunately students like this have failed to over look the more realistic options available to them, such as community college. Junior college is a resource available to anyone regardless of his or her previous academic performance....   [tags: Community Colleges]
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The Piece I was Missing: Community Service - I have always considered myself a very promising student. I have worked extremely hard and received high grades. I have a close knit group of friends and my teachers and I have mutual respect for each other .Although I would consider myself at this present stage ‘fulfilled’ something was missing. I realized it wasn’t a materialistic aspect of my life. Through a tragic incident I finally discovered what fit perfectly in that vacancy. The consecutive hospitalizations of my grandparents evoked great pain and sorrow....   [tags: Community Service,] 908 words
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How a Community is Built in a University - How a Community is Built in a University Community is something you will find in any formal or informal setting where people are in the same area for long periods of time, especially on many college campuses. Community is thought of as, although different to specific individuals or subcultures, basically a group of informally bound people sharing similar passions (Wenger, 2000). Majority of universities will push the idea of “community” and “togetherness” on its students. They will do this a number of ways including, Freshman Convocation, Freshman Colloquium, and Welcome Week Activities (Nathan, 2005), just to name a few....   [tags: Community, University, College, Education]
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Community Power and Participatory Decision-Making - At its first level of conception, the possibilities of a study focused on the community of Bautista appeared endless; it quickly became obvious that certain preferences would need to be supported over others. These preferences provided several points of reflection based on the limitations, details, and depth facilitated by methodological choices. It is no surprise that no researcher can do a thoroughly exhaustive study that can take into account all dimensions of a decision-making process. Indeed, many challenges were met over the course of evaluating the community within the current research....   [tags: Bautista Community] 1394 words
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The Cryonics Movement and The Scientific Community - Cryonics is a movement that is becoming increasingly popular and recognized today. For a fee of several thousand dollars, a lab will promise to freeze and preserve your body indefinitely. Proponents for this treatment believe that the ability to revive these frozen bodies will be available within a century or two. This is a bold statement considering the fact that scientists claim that the chances of this happening are extremely bleak, let alone possible. Despite the disapproval of the scientific community, many continue to support the cryonics movement and put their faith in it to restore them in the future....   [tags: Justified Beliefs, Scientific Community] 1272 words
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Hospitals Giving Back To the Community - In the healthcare world, it is tough for low-income families that have health issues to seek immediate care. There are expensive medical bills and demanding health insurance policies to stress about. Many of these families do not have the available resources for overall wellness and do not have access to education about medical conditions. During hospital stays, doctors diagnosis patients and nurses provide treatments along with a follow-up plan. This is done so patients know what to do once they leave the hospital....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]
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Volunteering: Giving Back to the Community - Many college students will find themselves asking, “How am I to pay for school?” and it often seems to go unanswered. In recent years, many programs have developed to offer students a solution to that problem. The solution is volunteering. Whether you have a specific interest such as disease control, developing communities, medicine, or simply to just volunteer your time, these programs offer a versatility that is unparalleled. These programs take recently graduated or current students and help them to optimize their skills in a setting in which they can grow from, all while paying off their student loans....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]
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The Deaf Community and Deaf Culture - From antiquity, being deaf was looked upon as an undesirable and a culture which was disconnected with the rest of mainstream society. Often members of the community found themselves ostracized by members of other cultures, who viewed them with suspicion, and were thought to be possessed, or in communion, with undesirable “spirits”, particularly during the advent of the Christianity that was in practice during the Middle Ages. During this period, before the advent of Gutenberg’s metal, movable type printing press, the populace was mostly illiterate and religious texts and spiritual obligations/instructions were verbally transmitted to the people by the literate clerics of the day....   [tags: Deaf Language Community]
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Community Service: The Joy of Giving - "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt As Secretary of the Debate Club of my high school, I was assigned the job of picking a community service project for the Club to participate in. Our school was having a “service day” and different classes and clubs were picking various projects around the community to do on this day. Some groups were going to play with kids at Safe Place, while others were serving food at the Soup Kitchen, and still others were volunteering to pick up trash around neighborhoods....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 786 words
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The Homeless in Our Community - Table of Contents Literature Review — 3 Methodology — 5 Findings — 6 Summary — 8 Works Cited/Works Used — 9 Appendix: Survey Form — 11 LITERATURE REVIEW In this information behavior study, our group examines the everyday information resources, needs, and behaviors of the homeless. Literature research has led us to many key resources. Important literature on our topic includes Everyday Information Needs and Information Sources of Homeless Parents, The Homeless and Information Needs and Services, and Are the economically poor information poor....   [tags: Homelessness In Our Community, 2015]
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Community Crime Prevention Programs - Community crime prevention programs play a vital role across the world in regards to the “community” style of police service. These types of programs heavily involve participating members of the community along with the police to achieve community and police oriented goals to improve the quality of life for all members of the community. The Bureau of Justice Assistance states community crime prevention programs are based several factors such as program focus, program rationale, community race, and community financial composition....   [tags: community crime, neigborhood]
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Community Service and Volunteering - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]
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Ethiopian Mutual Community Association - …They have a different culture, a different life at home. As soon as they get out there, they are faced with a different world. When they walk across two worlds in one day, it is [very] hard…. When I think about some of the most difficult times in my life – the times that I wish I would have made better, more informed decisions – my adolescent years immediately come to mind. Adolescence is a difficult time, for anyone. Because adolescence is a tumultuous time in the lives of so many, there is a wealth of research covering it....   [tags: Ethiopian Community Association]
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Community Service Helps Everyone - All across the world millions of people are in need of help from others. They need people to help provide money, food, time, or care. This need could be on a smaller scale even with something as simple as the need to have someone being nice. When people help any person in the community no matter how small or whether they are with a group or not, it is community service. Community service is not all about the large organizations running operations, but instead is about the volunteers and those who need the help....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]
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Community Service in Secondary Schools - In the media report selection process, many forms of media were considered including; news reports, news articles, as well as pages from websites. With many areas to consider, a great deal of searching and contemplation was brought forth. Eventually, two news articles were selected that showed a variety of opinions and topics of discussion relating to community service in secondary schools. Both articles were interesting and relatable to Chapman students. The first news article selected is titled, “New Study Reveals High Schoolers are More Career-Minded Than College Students.” The article was written by Vicki Salemi and obtained online from Media Jobs Dailey....   [tags: highschoolers,college students,community service]
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Community Education Officer and Inclusion - In order to understand the principles of inclusion and organisational structures which are in place within different professional contexts, it is important to expand on personal understanding of a variety of reflective learning models, as well as increasing awareness of inclusion and the diverse range of values which are contained within different ideologies of inclusive practices. Reflection on personal understanding of professional contexts and the variety of personal attributes which are required in order to develop and deliver to service users is equally important....   [tags: education, learning, Community Education Officer ]
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Community Report: Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services - In the face of a weak economy, America’s cultural communities are proving to be resilient. Enduring through these difficult times takes courage and commitment; our diverse communities are an excellent reflection of people creating change in the world. As economic conditions continue to worsen, our communities have taken the opportunity to improve their conditions together. Right here in Sacramento we are privileged to have the strength and support of the SFBSF (Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services)....   [tags: Community Service ]
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Community Service Should NOT Be Required for Graduation - Community service is a common service for people to take care of each other and volunteer. People apply to different community services: soup kitchen, taking care of children and homeless people, clinics, churches, schools, neighbor's house and many countless places to volunteer. Some people really enjoy to work at community services while others do not. These community services can be a punishment for criminals because a court assigns them to do so. However, some people do not agree with community service supporters....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 848 words
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Reflection on the Community Health Practicum Experience - I completed my practicum at the State University Health Research Center. The HRC was launched in March 2014 by the State School of Medicine. Its mission is to utilize the Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to build the community capacity and leadership for health promotion and disease prevention across the diverse populations of the county. The HRC is funded by a 5-year, $4.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of the Prevention Research Centers Program....   [tags: Community Health Internship] 1210 words
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The Benefits of Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration - As crime and arrest rates continue to climb, prisons across the nation, and even the world are beginning to experience immense overcrowding, placing a burden on both the prison personnel and inmate population. Nevertheless, this scenario is nothing unusual for anyone who has either worked some time for served some time in almost any prison. With most prison staff members suffering from high levels of stress from the unbearable workloads placed upon them, work conditions are starting to be considered near impossible, which is completely unacceptable....   [tags: Community service programs]
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Community Service is a Way of Giving Back - Many think that community service is just something you are forced to do for school. To me, community service is a way of giving back. I like making people feel as though they matter, and it gives me a warm feeling at the end of the day because I feel I have made a difference. I grow as a person each time I do community service. Some people do community service because they have to, but I do it because I want to. I have volunteered about 52 hours of community service in the READ program at a local elementary school on east 3rd street and ave S....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 513 words
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Community Service during the Great Recession - What is community service to you. What do you think the recent recession has done to community service. As a veteran of military service I am sure you all have done many types of community service. Recent problems in our nation’s economy have caused changes in the amount of community service that is done on a daily basis, but those changes may not necessarily be what you would think. Even though most of the time community service doesn’t require the use of money, some Americans are worried about their own families more than others....   [tags: community service, economy, ]
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Financing Community Colleges: An Economic Perspective - Federal and state appropriations, to higher education, are tied to the economy especially during times when the economy is in crisis. One of the issues of decline are public appropriations, which almost always lead to an increase in enrollment at community colleges (Manning 2012). With demands on increasing enrollment coupled with declining federal and state appropriations, publicly supported community colleges are increasingly challenged to find alternative means of obtaining adequate financial support....   [tags: public appropiations, community colleges]
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Community Analysis - Imagination plays a crucial role in creating communities and its identity. Fiction, in this case will cover both absolute fabrications and biases in the discourse of history's narration. History can be malleable in the hands of narrators, which they use to unite their audience into a common interpretation of their history. Alicia Barber, The author of the essay, Local Places, National Spaces: Public Memory, Community Identity and Landscape at Scotts Bluff National Monument, talks about two community's disagreement on a tourist spot's proper use and maintenance....   [tags: Community Identity]
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Community Service Changed My Life! - "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa I have always enjoyed the feeling that I acquired after doing a good deed or simply helping someone out. However, I had no idea that my 40 hours of community service would turn into over 400 hours, for no reason other than the fact that I love it!. Through volunteering I have learned that many organizations exist only with the help of volunteers from the community, I have seen the amount of joy that volunteering brings to those who you are helping out, I discovered a feeling of self-satisfacti...   [tags: Community Service Essays] 650 words
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Successful Community Website - What constitutes a successful community website. There are many features that determine if I personally am willing to invest my time and emotions into an online community. These include the type of community, the entertainment value, how it operates, its corporate culture, functionality and the platforms it utilities. Imgur is an image hosting website that I believe objectively and subjectively fulfils these criteria. This subjective report will provide a personal and analysis of Imgur, and justify why I believe it is a well thought through and effective website that accomplishes both its user’s expectations and its company’s corporate objectives....   [tags: Community, Entertainment Value, Culture]
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Community Service Essay - People’s lives are changed every day by their actions and experiences. This past summer, I participated in a community service project, an experience that opened my eyes in many ways. I was a volunteer at the County Memorial Hospital. In my time as a volunteer at the hospital, I was able to meet patients and staff members from all over the world and learn about their life experiences. Listening to all of their stories has made me truly appreciate everything which I have. One experience that I will always remember is the day I was running errands and had the opportunity to meet a very special patient....   [tags: Community Service Essays]
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Planning Community for Halstead - I am an independent planning advisor commissioned by the Sevenoaks District Council to provide recommendations for the future development of Halstead. This report will take into account not only the local issues but also the wider context of housing and development in the UK. Halstead is located 14 miles from London within its Green Belt. It has good communications, both rail and road, and is 28 minutes away from Gatwick Airport. Due to the current shortage of housing in the UK, there is a lot of pressure on the south east of England, especially places around London, to build housing as well as industry....   [tags: Community] 2375 words
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The Meaning of Community - The Meaning of Community Community is defined in two different ways. The Universal English Dictionary describes a community as 'a society or body of persons living in the same place, having the same rights, privileges, and interests, and acknowledging the same laws.' Another definition by the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as 'common character or commonness.' Even though these are different ways to describe this word, their meanings are quite similar and are used greatly in their own ways with everyday life....   [tags: Definition Essays Community]
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Community Living Ontario: Speaking on Behalf of the Intellectually Disabled - Community Living Ontario is an organization that speaks on behalf of the intellectually disabled. They have established one hundred and seventeen local Community Living associations across Ontario and have over twelve thousand members across the province. Community Living encourages people to accept and include the intellectually disabled within the community. This essay will discuss how Community Living Ontario promotes individuals to be Christ-like by asking people to accept others without prejudices, to stand up for what they believe is right and to show Christ-like love and respect....   [tags: Intellectually Disabled, community,] 596 words
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Community Resource Teams and Their Impact on at Risk Youth - Community oriented policing is the proactive deployment method used by patrol officers in order to find solutions to why crime is occurring within a given community. Officers use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and uncover the underlying issues of a community that are posing threats to public safety and address ways this can be prevented. In many communities throughout the United States, police officers strive to build better relationships with community members, yet building relationships with youth within a community, especially a community over run by gangs, crime and drugs is a much tougher issue....   [tags: community policing, crime, drugs, ]
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Community Policing as a Strategy to Improve the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement - The relationship between the police and the communities they serve hasn’t always been the most productive. Against the backdrop of the tumultuous era of the 1960s when the nation’s collective unrest regarding various then current events ranging from the social upheaval of the civil rights movement to the broadly unpopular and deepening conflict in Vietnam spilled onto the streets of American cities seemingly everywhere, local police forces, lacking in experience with crowd control, often found themselves in violent encounters with these various groups, earning them a reputation of being oppressive organizations (Schmalleger, 2014, p....   [tags: police, communities, community policing]
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The Role of Women and the LGBT Community in Catholicism and Judaism - Growing up Christian, I am intrigued by other religions that have similar but more rigid dogma regarding Christian values and beliefs and how they live out their stated convictions. I wonder what attracts people to such strict practices and how women and the LGBT community are accepted, viewed and their roles, both traditional and modern in both Catholicism and Judaism. I plan to study the changing role of society in regards to women, the LGBT community and the role of religion in this social change....   [tags: Religion, LGBT Community]
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Social Capitol and Spiritual Capitol in Pastoral Community Counseling - Communal powers to be are assemblies of people with similar associations’ bonding them to an identity of separation or boundary within a culture. These assemblies or groups develop into transparent boundaries within the social setting, and sometimes yield a positive image reflective of an elite standard desired by the community. Everyone wants to belong to something just to have a false sense of communal security. The problem with this association is the member not fully investigating the creed or belief the leaders dictate....   [tags: Pastoral Community Counseling]
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Children in African American Community at risk of the HIV/ - Children in African American Community at risk of the HIV/AIDS Many African Americans are at high risk of the HIV infection and many of them are unaware or have a lack of access to care, education and prevention services. With African American’s making up fourteen percent of the population, they make up almost half of all people infected with HIV. According to, Exploring the Social and Community Context of African American Adolescents’ HIV Vulnerability (2013), African American communities bear the burden of disproportionately high rates of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) nationwide....   [tags: Healthcare, Prevention, Community]
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Our Schools Need Community Service Learning Programs - "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer Each community is like a human body, it requires a constant life force to survive. Volunteers and community service workers are the blood that maintains our communities. It fortifies our foundations. A community is only as strong as the weakest link. We must empower those weakened by poverty, discrimination and other social injustices....   [tags: Community Service Essays]
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I Am Making a Difference in My Community - “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul motivated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. Taking time to volunteer at the many nonprofit organizations, homeless shelters, advocacy centers, philanthropic fundraisers, local schools and child care facilities in the inner city is not always at the forefront of young people’s minds while navigating through their college experiences. But, with a little push from student organizations, local nonprofits and passionate individuals, volunteerism and community change can start to take a front seat and become not just an opportunity, but also a priorit...   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 999 words
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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District - Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]
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How Community Service Changed My Future - "We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you." - Jeff Warner I am the fourth child out of my seven siblings, the middle child. Growing up, I pestered my older sibling as my younger ones do to me now, but I never truly understood how blessed I was to grow up in such a big family. My older sisters were my role models and still are, I see what they go through as adults in this world and decide whether that’s the path I want to take or not....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 624 words
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The Utopian Experiment of Utopian Community Brook Farm - Have you ever dreamed of a community so perfect where you could live, work, and go to school on a daily basis. A community filled with so much happiness and peace among the society. A society where jobs are available as well as proficient teaching for citizens in that society. A place where citizens have the options of choice for which career they choose. A place filled with intelligent people who have high morals. Brook Farm was created to unite human relationships together. To begin with, the Utopian Community Brook Farm, was one of the most famous experiments in the U.S....   [tags: Utopian Community Brook Farm, utopia,] 923 words
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Community Supervision of Law Violators vs. Incarceration - Community supervision of law violators can achieve similar advantages and prevent the disadvantages of incarceration. There are both advantages and disadvantages to community corrections and incarceration. I support community corrections because I believe it has more positives outcomes and less negative effects than incarceration. Community corrections have more advantages over incarceration and fewer disadvantages. Incarcerating people isn’t working that well and the biggest reason is the overcrowding of prisons....   [tags: Community supervision, criminals, criminal justice] 1231 words
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The Importance of Volunteering: College Students Should Do Community Service Before Graduating - Nowadays, it is very difficult to get a job without a College Diploma. Our ever-increasing demands on student’s academic performances have insured well-educated adults, but what we have failed to focus on is the vital component of volunteerism as an integral part of rearing well-rounded adults. College students should be required to complete a year of community service/volunteer work before they can graduate, in order to create mature and caring adults and versatile future leaders. By mandating all College students across the United States of America to add another year to their studies and use this year for community service/volunteer work only, we will be able to increase their knowledge o...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1309 words
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Community Gardens at this University - A Growing University: Community Gardens Humanity, when striving to create a more perfect world, may have difficulties in choosing a place to begin. However, in light of the direction much of humanity is quickly going, it seems obvious where to look. All over the world, urban populations are rapidly growing. Researchers predict that the time when 50% of the world’s population lives in cities is quickly approaching (“News and Highlights” 1). As urban populations increase, hunger becomes a growing concern....   [tags: Agriculture Community Garden Farming]
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Giving Back To My Community - My plan after college is to become a Sociologist or a Social Worker. With a college degree in one of these areas, I hope to impact my community in various ways. First, with the knowledge obtained from college, I hope to counsel with young people who are on the verge of going astray. In today's society, there are so many negative factors that influence young people. I want to help them understand the importance of setting goals and striving to become productive citizens. I also want to give them a sense of hope that with perseverance, they can become great role models for other young people....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 343 words
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The Benefits of Community Service - A typical school day for many University students consists of sitting in a classroom and listening to a lecture. While there is great value in this style of learning, my community service work has taught me the many benefits of learning not only from professors, but also from fellow classmates, partners in the community, and individuals at volunteer sites, regardless of their age or educational background. It has also taught me to be an active member of our community and to share the burdens and responsibilities that goes along with that role — caring about the living conditions of others....   [tags: Community Service Experience Paper] 359 words
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The Joy of Community Service - Never in my wildest dreams would I have even begun to imagine that community service could  be such a rewarding experience. As the oldest child I never had the opportunity of having someone that  could help me with my homework, play with me and help me when I needed something. My parents  once in a while could help me with homework, but once we moved to the United States I was definitely  on my own considering my parents didn’t know enough English to help me. From this moment forward, I  can say I’m very proud of myself for being where I am now without any help throughout my school  years....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 489 words
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Reflecting on Literature and Community in "The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara - When people tell stories they tend to be about what they know. One thing that most people know is the environment around them. They pick up habits from their family, friends, and neighbors. They begin to talk like them using dialect and slang inherent to their region. Also, it is not uncommon for people to write about a fictional community that is based from their own community. As community affects how we write, writing can also affect the community. In other words, communities influence authors of literature and literature can also influence communities....   [tags: community, literature, language, Lesson, Toni Cade]
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Giving Back to the Community - I intend to give back to the community by combining knowledge obtained from the study of Psychology with the leadership skills I have gained by working in a tutorial program into a wide scale program for underprivileged school children of my community. I plan to seize this immense educational opportunity with intellectual curiosity and maintain a high grade point average as I have done throughout the four years of my high school education of numerous honor courses in order to attain the knowledge to implement an organization to provide a positive learning environment for young children with special emotional, educational and financial needs....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 608 words
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The Power of Community Service - "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill "If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way." - Buddha In 2014, I traveled to New Orleans for a National Youth Gathering. Some 30,000 students and advisers donned orange t-shirts and fanned out across the city to serve. Our group was assigned the task of clearing roadsides and medians. We spent the day picking up trash and removing cat claw, an invasive and difficult weed....   [tags: Community Service Essays]
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Management in Community Policing - Community policing has been one of the most popular programs in police departments not only all over the United States, but also throughout the world. More and more departments are implementing community policing, team policing, problem-oriented policing, neighborhood- oriented policing, or other similar programs as we speak. Yes, the term "community policing" does sound very attractive to most citizens and many officers, but the important question is whether the programs are effective or not in the communities in which these departments have implemented community policing....   [tags: Understanding Community Policing]
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Tolerance, Liberalism, and Community - Tolerance, Liberalism, and Community ABSTRACT: The liberal principle of tolerance limits the use of coercion by a commitment to the broadest possible toleration of rival religious and moral conceptions of the worthy way of life. While accepting the communitarian insight that moral thought is necessarily rooted in a social self with conceptions of the good, I argue that this does not undermine liberal tolerance. There is no thickly detailed way of life so embedded in our self-conceptions that liberal neutrality is blocked at the level of reflection....   [tags: Tolerance Liberal Community Essays]
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Community Service: We Must All Give Back to the Community - I earned volunteer hours as a member of the County High Students in Philanthropy organization. I joined Students in Philanthropy my junior year in high school mostly because I wanted it on my college applications but partly because my mom has a part of the organization when she was getting her degree. My mom loved being a part of Students in Philanthropy and so I thought it would be the best choice for me. I had no clue just how much fun I would have over the course of two years. I definitely did not expect to become a member of State College’s Students in Philanthropy when I started college two years ago, however I am now a member and I love it....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 507 words
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How to Start a Community Service Project - A continuous community service project involves many pieces that have to fit together perfectly in order to complete the puzzle. The first step is to determine your idea for your project. Then you have to find a way to sponsor your funds. Next is the step where you pinpoint which organization your community service project is going to benefit and all the event details. Finally, it is time to put your community service project into drive. Your community service should be one to benefit the people of a community....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 1116 words
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Why I Give Back to the Community - "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill I see community service as the key element to my future. I believe that each person should leave the world a little better than how they found it. Community service has held a huge part of my life already. I currently am very involved with a program called Candlelighters. Candlelighters is a program that works with cancer patients and their families. As a part of the Candlelighters program I have seen many children lose their lives to cancer....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 535 words
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Volunteerism and Community Service in America Today - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). Part I: Volunteerism and Community Service in the United States Research shows that when Americans are "properly asked to serve", they serve, says the Corporation for National and Community Service, on their website dedicated to U.S. volunteerism(Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2014). The question, then, is what does "properly asked to serve" consist of....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]
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Creating a Successful Community Service Project - Introduction Our class at State University has been tasked with creating and implementing a community-service project. A community-service project refers to a service that a person or group performs for the benefit of his or her local community. The team which I was part of decided to sponsor a Mother’s Day spaghetti dinner for the athletic department at a local Christian school. The funds would be used exclusively to build dug-outs for the girls softball team at a small private Christian school located in our town....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 3529 words
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Peer Groups and the Institute of the Community College - Peer Groups and the Institute of the Community College As I went through the research process for this paper I conducted many interviews with former classmates who are now either attending a four-year university or a local community college. The original intent was to find out their reasons for attending the institution they chose to attend. As I accumulated information I began to see a glaring trend in the relationship between the social group the individual was a member of and the college they ended up attending....   [tags: Education Community Colleges Essays Research]
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Community Service Gives Purpose to My Life - During my last year of high school, I was looking for something productive to do. I didn’t know many people because I had just moved to town and everything was new to me. Searching for opportunities to get involved and make new friends I decided it would be a good idea to make an appointment with my student counselor and discuss what was available for me to do. While speaking with my high school counselor, she asked if I had an interest in performing community service. She then explained the advantages of community service, but I wondered to myself, “what can volunteering teach me and why would I not be paid for doing work?”....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 737 words
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Discovering a Hidden Passion Through Community Service - "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer My life has not always been as bright and promising as it is today; I had no idea where my life was going, or how I would possibly be able to attend college at all. Since I was a child, my self-esteem has always been low, and any time college was brought up, it simply made my confidence drop even further. I never believed I could handle college, and never thought I would even be given the opportunity to attend....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 685 words
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Community Policing - Community policing has emerged since the 1970s as an increasingly important strategy for controlling and preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that allows the police and the community to work closely together in creative ways to solve the problems of crime, drugs, fear of crime, physical and social disorder, neighborhood decay, and the overall quality of life in the community. Community policing is difficult to define. Although it does not have a single definition, there are many elements of community policing....   [tags: Community Oriented Policing, Zone Policing]
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The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service - The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service Some people suggest that everyone between the ages of 18 and 21 should be required to perform one year of community or government service. Such service might include the Peace Corps, Environmental Conservancy Corps, a hospital, the military, a rural or inner-city school, or other community outreach projects. I believe forcing the service of any group of people is a bad idea. In this case, three reasons come to mind as to what makes this idea bad....   [tags: Teenagers Community Service Volunteering Essays] 690 words
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Community Analysis: North County Branch - St. Charles City-County Library District - History & Geography Portage des Sioux, Missouri, a small river town situated near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, was settled in 1799 (Mincke, 2004, p. 13). The first permanent home dates to 1805, one year after Lewis & Clark set off on their expedition up the Missouri river (Mincke, 2004, p. 24). In 1975, Charles City-County Library District, the North County Branch opened its first branch — sited on the southern edge of town in a former one-room schoolhouse (St. Charles City-County Library District, 2010)....   [tags: Community Analysis]
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The Elderly in the Community - As one ages, the body accumulates a myriad of multidimensional changes in the realms of physical, biological, psychological, and social alterations. These changes can manifest from a deficiency in one area or an abundance in another. According to the student nurse, these changes can be functional, potentially dysfunctional, or dysfunctional based on Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. The student nurse conducts a similar interview and assessment process with each patient to gather subjective and objective data related to the health and wellness of the individual....   [tags: Nursing, Health, Ageing] 1458 words
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What is a Community? - A community is established when more than two people share the same values and through time this personal connection evolves into a fellowship governed by rituals, traditions, and a particular form of communication that when taken together makes a group of individuals whether living in a specific geographical area or connected by ideals so distinct that their distinguishing marks allow them to stand out from among the crowd. They do not just believe in something like an organization but they need each other to survive and thrive....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Life in the Community - Life in the Community Aren’t you supposed to be smart because you’re Asian. Aren’t you supposed to be a trouble maker because you’re African American. We are discriminated against because of our multicultural society. In our multicultural society we experience these terrible racist comments due to the diversity we have. Our society is one of the worst because of the diversity of people and religions. We have different languages, foods, religions, movies, music, and games making life confusing for the average person....   [tags: Gender Roles, Racism] 1429 words
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Rehabilitation in the Community - “Rehabilitation in the Community” Throughout the country there are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons. California has the highest incarceration. So what will we do to reduce this rate. This is where society looks into rehabilitation for these inmates, hoping to free some space within the prison systems. The advantage and disadvantage of rehabilitation in the community compare to incarceration. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation launch a public safety reforms to encourage inmates to complete rehabilitation programs....   [tags: incarceration, california, inmates]
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Volunteering: Contribution to the Community - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead Volunteerism, in its conceptual form, includes the individual or collective efforts of willing individuals, known as volunteers, to act in ways which work toward the betterment of oneself, other individuals, communities, and/or society. This definition remains subjective in its ambiguity regarding the meaning of betterment, as well as in the sense that the means to bettering oneself may be in direct opposition to the means necessary to better another individual or society....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]
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The Community - The Community The laws of the government and regulations of the state should be followed accordingly. There will be equal opportunities for everyone throughout their lifetime as long as they meet the requirements for those opportunities. People who qualify and will do the best for the community will head the community. The society is based on free will as long as the rules are followed and no one is harmed. The rules and regulations set are to protect the people of the society in order for a safe and harmonious community....   [tags: Papers] 737 words
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The Community's Responsibility - Local communities can eliminate occurrences such as drug trafficking, gang extortion, abuse of local school council power, corruption of local civil authorities, prostitution, child and spousal abuse if they break the code of silence within the neighborhood. These occurrences take place, with the knowledge of the residents because of the non-involvement attitude members of the community have taken. Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Hacker Community - Hackers are typically defined as individuals that gain unauthorized access to another person’s computer. Although that definition is rather specific it can be broadened to include other illegal activities such as “phishing”, which can be done on its own and may be separate from hacking. The hacker community is what is contended to be an “imagined community” meaning they occupy no singular geographic location, like members of a community like Rosedale, nor have they have any set guidelines for becoming a computer hacker....   [tags: Computer Security] 2589 words
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Community in Christ - There is a parable that I remember hearing long ago. The first scene opens with several people sitting around a table with a large pot of delicious soup set before them. The aroma alone is tantalizing. However, the only way they can reach this pot of soup is with the long handled spooned utensils that they have been given. They are able to reach into this pot to retrieve the soup, but the problem begins when they attempt to feed themselves with these enormous instruments. It is impossible. Because of their inability to find a solution to this problem they become weak, frail and malnourished....   [tags: Christianity] 971 words
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The Blind Community - Could you live in the blind community. Being blind is a trial that no one wants to experience but for the ones who are blind what’s it like in the community. The community is full of opportunity and help for the deaf and the visually impaired if you come to little ol hickory you’re not going to find the equipment or help they need here oh no, no you’ll have to go to places that are blind friendly like Raleigh and Greensboro they have all the equipment and technology needed for the blind and deaf, What about transportation....   [tags: physically impaired, independence]
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An Artisan Community - An Artisan Community Star Artistry is a community of artisans. The musicians, photographers, journalist, managers, record labels, producers, promoters, and publicists/press departments work together to facilitate the growth of emerging artists. Established successful artists are also featured who share their feats and experiences which double as a lesson to new bands. Creative collaborations amongst artisans allow music aficionados to see a broadened view of the music they naturally incorporate into their lives as a habit....   [tags: Music] 979 words
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Brave Old World - Stability; an admirable goal, but do the means justify the ends. This brave new world isn’t all that brave. It hides behind sex, soma and subordination of the masses to allow a few Alpha members to enjoy the finer parts of progress, whereas the reservation faces all adversity head on, never stopping to enjoy much of anything. There has to be something else a way of life that allows all to develop as humans, yet also allows for the precious stability that gives society the finer parts (soma, music, art and the like) while maintaining all the freedoms associated with both....   [tags: Community] 1014 words
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The Health of a Community: The Project - A community health assessment is an on-going evaluation process. The community health nurse faces many challenges that impact the health of communities. The community health nurse is adaptable and is able to provide care to a diverse population group with many different health needs. The community health nurse is a critical thinker, an advocate of those who reside within the community and has investigative abilities; they are the educators (Meadows, 2009). Utilizing the nursing process will uncover the health care needs of the community....   [tags: mobidity, mortality, health communities]
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Role of Community in Environmental Health - In the terms of community investment, Cultural Anthropologist Victor Turner used the term community that emerges during a collective ritual and is characterized by social equality, solidarity, and togetherness (Liburd 1) From this perspective, Turner argues that a connection of commonality, interest and preservation are elements needed to not only increase awareness of environmental issues in efforts to secure protection against toxic agents from entry into the community. I want to argue six points to consider in building the characteristics of a community that is deemed effective in combating against environmental injustice and community disenfranchisement for the people of color....   [tags: Victor Turner, enviromental issues] 901 words
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