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Community - Community The point that community has an important effect on the shaping of a person’s character is key in both Pythia Peay’s essay, “Soul Searching” and Winona LaDuke’s interview transcribed in essay form entitled, “Reclaiming Culture and the Land: Motherhood and the Politics of Sustaining Community”. The two authors present ideas, similar and different, of what it means to live in and be a part of community. Through examining these two essays, summarizing and synthesizing, we can gain a better understanding of what community is and how it affects those within it....   [tags: Community Communities Essays]
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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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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 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: Community Service]
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Community Power and Participatory Decision-Making - ... Bautista’s pyramidal model of power structure necessitates mobilized participation and other participatory processes. The allocation of power in Bautista scene is dominated by power-holders. As such, the involvement of community residents in a decision-making process is intermittent. The tendency of this type of decision-making is to be biased in serving one group of people at the expense of others. The dayos or “Others” are the marginalized group at the bottom; the non-Bautista residents constitute the middle segment of the pyramid; and, the barangay officials who were in opposition to the separation of Bautista are at the top of the pyramid....   [tags: Bautista Community] 1394 words
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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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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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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: Community Service, Service Learning] 418 words
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Community Service Helps Everyone - ... It isn’t some complicated process that requires people to spend countless hours and all of a persons resources to be able to participate in. If a person does want to go to an organization then, according to the THNKR group, a person doesn't need all the time in the world to figure out how they can help because most of what a person thinks of already exists. Everyone has a reason and a way to help others. Even those with chronic pain can get active. Meredith Maran has stated studies that show the helping of others relieves some of their pain and will make the rest of their day more productive making up for the lost time....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]
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The Deaf Community and Deaf Culture - ... The ADA is not the sole guarantee of the deaf having the right to interpreters in courts, it is also mandated in U.S. code 28. (U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE, n.d.) This extends to inmates as illustrated in the recent case of Oregon inmate, Merle Baldridge, suing the Oregon Department of Corrections for discrimination. In a settlement agreement, the ODC agreed to pay the plaintiff $150,000. Baldridge’s suit claimed that the ODC discriminated against him because of their failure to provide him with “qualified interpreters for medical exams or religious services, not providing closed captioning or auxiliary aides during orientations, restricting access to work programs based on unreasonable requirements, and excluding deaf prisoners from rehabilitative services, such as educational classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.” ("Deaf Prisoner Receives Settlement," 2014, para....   [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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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 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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Reflection on the Community Health Practicum Experience - ... On August 17th, I shadowed Dr. Jones for the leadership shadowing experience. Dr. Jones is a Researcher for the PRC. I attended a morning meeting at the Community Health Center with the HRC staff where they discussed the training activities for an upcoming PRC conference. After the meeting, we moved to the PRC offices where I attended another meeting with two community workers and the project coordinators of one of the projects. This afternoon meeting was followed by a conference call to discuss a grant proposal the PRC is preparing....   [tags: Community Health Internship] 1210 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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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-satisfaction that no other activity can bring, and lastly I have learned to spend my time wisely....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 650 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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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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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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The Role of Women and the LGBT Community in Catholicism and Judaism - ... Sociology of Catholicism, Women, and LGBTQ The number of Roman Catholics in the world is increasing (Hoge, 2005).It has been well documented that American Catholics tend to be Catholics on their own terms, or choose to remain Catholic while selectively embracing official Church doctrine. Still, many Catholics who disagree with official Church teachings on major issues such as homosexuality, women's ordination, or abortion, and are thus institutionally marginalized, choose to remain Catholic (Dillon, 1999)....   [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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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 priority in the lives of young people....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 999 words
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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District - ... Without accessible and safe bicycle friendly amenities residents of the downtown area are forced to utilize retailers in the outer parts of the city that they can drive to. Accommodating these residents is not as difficult as may be imagined. Bicycle Friendly Business Districts (BCBD) are a viable solution to the growing pains of a burgeoning downtown area. April Economedies, president of Green Octopus Consultants has already successfully planned and implemented BCBD programs in multiple locations and explains a BCBD as “A BFBD is where merchants actively encourage people to bike to area shops and restaurants – and where merchants and employees ride, too....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Community Service Essays]
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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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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: Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer - Thinking of becoming a volunteer. See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind. #10: It's good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It: Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system. #9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 288 words
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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 - Community This article asks the question; why must schools invite the public to join the dialogue on public education. New structures and committees are being erected in communities across the nation to build stronger connections between schools, school boards, and communities. One such structure is a district advisory committee composed of community leaders. Its purpose is to improve the quality of communication between the school district and the community. It looked for ways to increase community ties to the schools, to make residents more aware of what was going on, and to gain community feedback....   [tags: Teaching Education] 459 words
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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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Community - Community When community comes to mind, it reminds me of my own residence of living which encompasses the people, the parks, the REC centers and so on. But if the deeper meaning of community is searched, it seems to be more specific than just theses things. For example, there are communities that separate themselves from the rest of society and are distinguished by certain characteristics of mannerisms. Some of these groups could be considered cults, certain ethnic groups, religious groups or even the “class” that one belongs to....   [tags: essays research papers] 655 words
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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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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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Community Policing - On the matter of community policing, I believe that the police force plays a big role. This is based on implementing the various strategies geared towards achieving an effective community policing. Taking a closer look at crime, it is widely evident that crime cases in any given society cannot be solved by any single individual alone. This calls for aid in order to curb the vice. Not to mention the complexity of crime, the police should no be left alone to deal with the matter. The community and police thus need to work together to deal with criminal activities....   [tags: Law Enforcement, social reform, legal reform]
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Defining Community - What do you think about your neighbours. How do you feel about your schools. What do you think about your community. Community has always been a big part of our lives and it has been here since the day we were born. We might even live on the same street, but we grow up in different households and this results in many different views on communities. The many definitions of our community may include our home, our heritage, and even our religion. First, community is our “home.” We have been living in a community ever since we were just little babies and it has always influenced us....   [tags: Sociology] 547 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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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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Community Forging - ... Often times the selection is influenced heavily by one’s parents as in Yu-I’s childhood. At a young age, Yu-I is expected to be obedient to elders and males which suppresses her chances at becoming western. She was forced to follow strict rules and she “never entered Baba’s presence unless asked” (Chang 10). Slowly her parents molded a traditional Chinese girl who would eventually see the difficulties of leaving such a community. She essentially accepts her entrance into the community by quitting her education at an early age and marrying Hsu Chih-mo....   [tags: culture, Bound Feet and Western Dress, Chang] 1420 words
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Community Service - Images flood my mind as I journey into memories of Juarez, emotions well up in my throat. Instead of sitting at my desk working feverishly on my marking, I am back in the heart of Juarez, Mexico. Sweat dripping off me as I fill hundreds of bags of beans in the sweltering heat for food boxes which will be delivered to the locals. Volunteering my time and efforts to make a difference in someone's life; I never knew that difference was going to be in my life. Volunteering and Community Service are my passion....   [tags: Personal Experiene] 901 words
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Community Policing - ... Traditional policing patrols the streets during their shift and react to what crimes and/or infractions are being committed. They also, of course, respond to dispatch calls of crimes in progress. Crime prevention is achieved through mere police presence. Negative interaction between the community and police is generally the norm. In communities policing, on the other hand, police officers are typically assigned to specific geographic areas in their jurisdiction and establish ties with the various community groups....   [tags: Crime Control, Strategy, Reduced Crime] 1030 words
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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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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 - ... They will be able to further their education and apply for jobs. They have some sort of understanding of the job they will be applying for. Furthermore, they will be able to interact with the community properly. The male facility provide programs such as; Adult Basic Education, Career Technical Education, Cal ID, Voluntary Education Program, Transition Programs, and Cognitive Behavioral program. The transition and cognitive program assist inmate with job search, planning, application, resumes, substance abuse treatment, criminal thinking, anger management, family relationships and interview (Prison Programs Unit, 2013)....   [tags: incarceration, california, inmates]
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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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Bohra Community - ... In the Chatti ceremony the baby is gifted tiny clothes. It is considered a thing of high honour if the child’s kurta has been worn by the Syedna himself. Some of the people get this opportunity while others get a hold of a piece of cloth that has been blessed by the Syedna himself. Just like every other Muslim child, a Bohri child also has the ceremony of Aqiqa, where his head is shaved and the hair are buried. The hair is weighed and the barber is given Silver equal to the weight of the child’s hair weight....   [tags: religion, rituals, tradition]
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Cabin Community - ... According to Ryan Lillis of The Sacramento Bee in his article "American River Camp Extends Sacramento Debate on ‘Safe Ground’", “the biggest hesitation of city elected officials and locals is the worry of more homeless people coming to their area after they see the camp as a place for refugees” (Lillis). Because the public elects city council members, the foremost priority of an elected official is their reelection since it is their job at stake. Therefore, they are not going to vote for something that makes active citizens unhappy....   [tags: Homelessness, Sturctural Advantages]
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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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Global Community - The current national security complexities of the post-9/11 environment have become far more complex as opposed to the view of some which believed the end of the Cold War’s bipolar struggle would ease tensions among states. As the United States experienced a reduction in the historical threats from the Soviet Union, other states continued to experience security challenges internally and externally. Theresa Reinold’s article published during 2011 in The American Journal of International Law, examines the requirement to modernized and clarify criteria which will govern defensive state use of force against other states that are unable or unwilling to regulate the actions of irregular forces located inside their states territory....   [tags: Mass Terrorism, 9/11] 2384 words
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The Elderly in the Community - ... E.K. explained that even though she is not as active, she was able to live independently by still being able to drive, cook for herself, dress herself, groom, and bathe herself. However, E.K. (personal communication, February 15, 2011) said that she has “less energy than years ago.” This is the primary nursing diagnosis for E.K. first and foremost because of her history with smoking. Being a smoker of nearly sixty-five years has contributed to her chronic cough. Her current inability to walk long distances without resting due to her cough and lack of oxygen is dysfunctional, as well as impairing her quality of life....   [tags: Nursing, Health, Ageing] 1458 words
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Wellmans Community - In the article, “The Community Question Re-Evaluated”, the author Barry Wellman suggests that the change in nature of community is inevitable. Many people are stressful about changes their communities are going through such as loneliness, alienation leading to a “war of all against all.” They would often compare their modern times community to of their pre-industrial predecessors. However, inhabitants of contemporary societies should have less to worry about than their ancestors with ‘respect to the basics of human life.’ Instead comparing contemporary crime and political violence rates with the past, we should seek to gain deeper understand of how our community changes- “how the large-scale structure of social systems reciprocally affects the small-scale structure and contents of interpersonal relations within them.” The social changes in large-scale systems are suggested to be associated with the Industrial Revolution which affected the structure and operations of the community....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Defining Community - Defining Community Before studying the definition of a community, one might associate the word with life back in their hometown.  After reading through the definitions of community in numerous dictionaries, it is clear that community is so much more than the place you grow up in. It is interesting that the definition of one word could change so drastically over a decade. According to A Dictionary of American English, (1847) the definition of a community is “a communistic or socialistic society.”  Although it isn't hard to identify the idea of each definition, they are extremely different.  The definition of community from 1874 mentions communism.  This is interesting because many people would not think of their community in terms of communism.  Community is such a friendly word, where as communism is not....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Community Policing - Community Policing By the late 1970's, resulted from massive immigrants, the communities within America had become a diverse pool of nationalities, subcultures, and attitudes (Barlow 1996, p.651). People often identified themselves as parts of separate groups and at times the police was not part of what they called "us”. During this time, a burst of new ideas and changes in the political and economic structure began to occur that would eventually bring about a new kind of police officer....   [tags: Papers] 1110 words
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A Community for Everyone - A Community for Everyone The Net is not one thing. Its like asking: Are women comfortable in bars. Thatss a silly question. Which woman. Which bar?(171). Amy Bruckman, founder of MediaMoo, a virtual community using text, compares Internet communities with bars. She talks about how different people are comfortable in different bars just as certain people are interested in certain online communities. Just because one person does not like one bar does not mean that the bar should be shut down. That person should simply not go to that particular bar....   [tags: Internet Cyberspace Web Essays] 1629 words
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Defining Community - Defining Community What makes a community. To get a better handle on this question, it may be useful to analyze a specific encounter between the individual and his community(s). Let's take, for example, the much-publicized soccer match between Mexico and the U.S. in the summer of 1996. This game received a great deal of media attention because, even though the match was held in Los Angeles, on U.S. soil, the vast majority of fans were cheering for the Mexican team. The U.S. team members, on the other hand, were greeted with a chorus of boos and were pelted with various objects on the field....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 965 words
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The Fruitland Community - The Friutland Community      A utopian society is very hard to come across these days. People tend to start a utopian society in order to better the life’s of others. Bronson Alcott of the Fruitland Community tries to find a utopian society that will last and be productive. The Fruitland’s goal is to abstain from worldly activity and integrate systems of trade and labor in order to find spirituality.      The Fruitland Community differs from the novel, Anthem more than it is similar....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Community and Race - Community and Race this essay has problems with format Community and race are directly related to each other. Since community is a large society composed of a number of people with different backgrounds, people are categorized into several groups according to their ethnicity. Moreover, each of the particular ethnic groups is considered a subculture group. Although the subculture groups follow the same laws and rules of the community, they share a distinctive set of cultural beliefs and behaviors that differ in some significant way from the larger society....   [tags: Ethnicity Race Essays]
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The Paradox Of Community - The Paradox of Community “One can see that insiders are caught in the paradox of community: The same cultural vocabulary that undermines community is simultaneously that community's idiom of self-affirmation” (Greenhouse, et al. 175). In Law and Community, David M. Engel explores how ordinary people in a small, rural, Illinois town perceive the law, courts, litigants, and community. By analyzing the legal practices and relations in Sander County, it is evident that law and the courts play a central role in the processes of making and unmaking communities....   [tags: essays research papers] 1884 words
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The European Community - The European Community The European Community (EC) or the European Union (EU) is the collective designation of the following three European organizations that have common membership: 1. The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) 2. The European Economic Community (EEC) and 3. The European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC). Currently the European Community comprises of 15 nations - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom....   [tags: Papers] 1515 words
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Community Values - Community Values There are not many people out there who have their own religion; just themselves in one religion made up on their own. People like to have a sense of belonging. Therefore most, if not all, religions have a huge communal aspect to them. While a person does gain some personal experience in any one religion in some form or another, religion is not solely personal. It is widely social. Someone who is brought up in a certain community that has a particular religion typically does not change his or her religion later on in life....   [tags: Papers] 957 words
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Science and the Community - Science and the Community How GSK affects the community in which it is situated. Gsk may affect the local community which it is situated in many different ways as most of their employees are not from local community so the company hardly have an impact on the community. How many people do GSK employed and the skills they used . Gsk employed about 110,000 employees worldwide; with quarter of the amount doing research and development. In Stevenage there is about 2400 staff of which 70% are laboratory scientist....   [tags: Business Management Studies] 1672 words
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The Breastfeeding Community - There are many choices and decisions to make while pregnant. One question is “Am I going to breastfeed/nurse?” Many pregnant moms do not realize there are many other women asking themselves the same question. By committing to the nursing lifestyle, they become part of a unique community, one that welcomes anyone and helps everyone. Once a mother has chosen to give nursing a shot, she might ask herself what it is going to mean to be a part of the breastfeeding community. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a citizen is “an inhabitant of a city or town.” However, in many communities being a citizen means so much more than just living in that area....   [tags: Breastfeeding vs. Formula]
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The Gay Community - The Gay Community One of the most commonly held assumptions in the gay community is that because politics has regressed to a focus on acceptance in the coastal powers of New York and San Francisco, the entire nation has moved with it. I propose that by looking at the history of Kansas City in a more radical way, we will uncover new evidence to create a more intricate and accurate description of national trends. More specifically, by shifting our focus to a Midwestern city, and by looking at the history of conflicts over space instead of the history of events and people, we will uncover a new body of evidence to complicate national gay histories....   [tags: Gays Homosexual Gay Essays] 3706 words
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Community Service - When people hear how many hours of community service I have done, they ask, "Do you get paid?" When I say no, they wonder why I do it. I tell them it's because I like to help people. 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 614 words
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Theatre in the Community - Theatre in the Community Britain in 1979 was a place of great change and division. Although the country had united in the election of Margaret Thatcher as the first Conservative woman Prime minister by the early 1980’s one could say that the country was spiralling into a state of decline. This was largely due to the disarray of the previous Labour government and the implementation of the Conservative government’s robust style of economic management. All spheres of social and cultural life were to be judged on their economic terms and values....   [tags: Drama] 1434 words
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