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The Net Neighborhood - The Net Neighborhood “After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” The above is my favorite quote from a movie. I have never really thought about my favorite movie quote until I ran into the question on the teen forums website. I thought the best online community for me to join would be one that I was interested in. I was attracted to the teen forum website which was created by the student center. I picked a message board that I knew I could participate in so that I could actively analyze the interactions between people....   [tags: Online Communities Internet Web Essays]
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It's a Neighborhood Bar - It's a Neighborhood Bar For a group project assigned in our Advanced Composition class at the University of Arizona, four of us decided to research the Morenci Mine Strike of 1983. When we left Tucson early one morning, we had no idea what to expect. The story was so muddled and had been so misconstrued with the passage of time and the fermentation of emotion, that we started to feel like Scooby Doo and his gang of amateur detectives. We even jokingly started calling my Nissan Altima the "Mystery Machine." I had read about a bar called The Refrigerated Cave in a book by Barbara Kingsolver called Holding the Line, and was interested in learning more about it, so armed with nothing but Morenci-Clifton-Safford phonebook we drove down the main highway in search of it....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1728 words
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About Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood - ... They began as an effort to promote Pilsen pride and activism in the neighborhood but since have become a commonplace. They were also displayed to show the Mexican pride the neighborhood had developed over the years. Today many artists still varnish the walls and houses of Pilsen with these beautiful and mysterious paintings. It has also become a way for the local artists to express their concerns with issues either in or around the neighborhood, such as TIFs, local issues, or even national concerns such as immigration....   [tags: Demographics / Scoiology]
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Neighborhood Watch Program - Neighborhood Watch Program According to National Sheriffs Association, “Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America (2010).”When the National Sheriffs Association established the Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972, the main purpose of the program was to educate individuals about securing their homes to reduce the chances of being victimized by criminals (National Sheriffs Association, 2010). However, as time went on Neighborhood Watch Programs took on a proactive role in helping to reduce crime by encouraging individuals to collaborate with their local law enforcement agency to monitor and report suspicious activities in the community....   [tags: Crime Prevention ]
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Southside Flats: A Neighborhood Portrait - ... The highest reported crime in the neighborhood is theft. Even with nearly 600 instances, that number is a little over 7% of the total thefts in Pittsburgh. The numbers indicate that Pittsburgh as a whole is relative free from crime so while the fact that only one homicide occurred in Southside Flats during 2009, the city has a whole saw 39. Southside Flats is higher in the index crimes than its closest neighbor, Southside Slopes. The gap between the two in reported index crimes is vast. While the number of index crimes is not the highest, the number of Part II offences that occur in Southside Flats is staggering....   [tags: Municipal Issues]
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Our Neighborhood Drawbacks - My family and I live in a private zone in Visalia which has neat streets and attractive sidewalks decorating our neighborhood. In addition, we count with a secure playground area for our kids funny. It is surrounded by a high fence and has a soft carpet under the playground to protect our kids against fall downs. Many of our residents declare that is a pleasure to take a walk around our area. Laura, a woman who lives in front our home said: “It is a delight to walk to school every morning because I can enjoy our neighborhood beauty.” In addition, we have the advantage of the splendor during any season....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative - My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative I would wake up Saturday morning to birds chirping. I would get up, get dressed and go outside. The children in my neighborhood would come to my backyard, and we would play 'til our parents called us in. I remember the trees being huge, and the days so long. I didn't really know many of my neighbors. I had a handful of friends who lived in the same building, and that was it. The neighborhood itself was pretty bad. Sometimes I would wake in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Queens Quarters, My Neighborhood - Queens Quarters is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Center Island to live in; however it does have its draw backs. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful picturesque Caribbean scenery, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers on island. Nevertheless the roads can be some of the most congested on island, and the streets are not safe to walk late at night. Fortunately, I wake every morning to the most beautiful sun lit house. I sit on my porch sipping coffee, while I drink in an atmosphere that steals my breath away....   [tags: Place, Descriptive, Place Essay] 654 words
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The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications - The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications My own feelings about the "virtual neighborhood" fall somewhere in between those of Jim Dewer and David Noble. I will very briefly make an attempt to sketch out some boundary lines and find myself therein. I distinguish two sides of the issue. One is the concept itself and the other is the proposed list of uses. Admittedly, the two of these are related. The Concept First of all, the "virtual neighborhood" is no real neighborhood and we need to avoid being unduly convinced by a metaphor which is just that, a metaphor, of limited use....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1131 words
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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center - On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ] 1388 words
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Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers - Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers While the bodies pile up in what we call our Nation's Backyard, the rest of the country chooses to deny the facts and to remain blind to the truth. The gruesome statistics, and tales of violence in "The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors" by Jim Myers has the ability to force just about anyone into understanding the severity of the situation the residents of service area 109, also known as eastern Capitol Hill, are facing....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) - ... CIPA applicants may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors)(Federal Communications Commission, 2001). CIPA and NCIPA do not actually keep a log of all the websites that are viewed. They do not keep track of any content that is accessed on a computer, instead they just block inappropriate content from being accessible in the first place....   [tags: Internet Crime ] 1005 words
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Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me - Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me What is society and how did it help shape me into the person I am today. First, society is the state of living in organized groups of people. These organized groups of people are the ones that made me who I am today and will continue to shape me, as I grow older. My version of society is white middle class people who grow up going to catholic schools. These white middle class people are only associated with other white middle class people, and very seldom venture out of this little society....   [tags: Social Group Neighborhood Narrative Papers] 767 words
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Communtiy Policing - Communtiy 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....   [tags: Papers crime police neighborhood watch]
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Draft-Research at Williamsburg - ... It is not a place that people are from, or at least not the current generation of either residents or visitors. The “non-cultural renaissance” tag seems a little unfair, although only a little. The neighborhood is more marked by bars than galleries or theaters, suggesting that the neighborhood may well go from hip to stuffy without any significant time spent fostering a birthplace of the arts. While the neighborhood may be home to a number of “creative types”, these are more likely to be graphic artists than avant-garde creators....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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Racism In The Movies - Spike Lee’s, Do The Right Thing is a comtemporary look at racism in a ordinary city urban neighborhood. The movie is seen through the eyes of the main character, Mookey, we are shown the multiple relationships and often typical stereotypes of racial groups. This movies is filled with symbolism and imagery that feeds to the story’s plot. Throughout the movie, the scorching heat is always being refereed to. As the movie goes on , the heat rises. I think this is done to represent the increasing racial tension within the neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Mister Rogers' Positive Influence on Children - Mister Rogers' Positive Influence on Children It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be mine. Could you be mine. I’ve always wanted to have a neighbor just like you. I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you. The comforting words of this familiar childhood jingle bring memories flooding back and invite us to join the loving and patient man who once taught us that everyone is special and unique. Over several decades, strong morals and values have filled each 30-minute segment of the popular children’s television show....   [tags: Television Emotions Papers]
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The Stomping ground: From Then to Now - Welcome to my neighborhood, Jamaica, Queens. I’ve been living in this section of Queens all my life. I was raised in a single parent household, which made it difficult to maintain during my childhood. I did not have a father figure in my life, which cheated me out of a lot of experiences growing up. Living in Jamaica, today the atmosphere is much different; I notice a lot of changes throughout my neighborhood. The streets look sanitary, there are no more abandoned buildings or drug addicts on the corners and the list goes on....   [tags: Racism]
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The Benefits of Implementing a Homeowners Association - Solution Essay Final Text Purchasing my first home was a monumental moment for me, yet there were so many steps involved. The acquisition was a process, far more extensive than I had ever realized. I had select criteria, and felt I satisfied this well. As a mother I needed a clean and safe environment in which to raise my daughter; as a first time home-buyer, I had to do this within a modest budget. I found a quiet little neighborhood on the edge of town; it was a dream come true. It was the perfect family neighborhood....   [tags: Property] 955 words
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Fieldwork Study #1 - On Wednesday March 8th, a meeting was held in the city of Los Angeles regarding a small community and a private school. The issue was about the community and their loss of privacy when a private Jewish day school moved its campus into the neighborhood. The main concern was about the traffic around the neighborhood being that there is a public school that is right across the street from it. This particular neighborhood can be classified as being a well- to- do, upper- middle- class residency. The school happens to be classified along the same lines as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Ugliness in the Short Novel "Araby" - "Araby", a short story by James Joyce, is a despondent memory of adolescence narrated by a now grown man. The narrator recalls his first love, the older sister of his friend Mangan. He relates to us how he waited for her to leave her house for school before he would leave his house, trailing behind her until their ways parted, then passing her and going on his way. They had not had a conversation, until one day she asked him if he was going to Araby. Araby was the name of a bazaar that took place in Dublin in May 1894 (Beatty et al....   [tags: American Literature] 686 words
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Civic league - Civic League Helen Sykes, a resident of the Norfolk area, feels that the tight community neighborhood is drastically decreasing. She is among many home owners whom feel this way. In order to restore our community we must work from every angle including those areas that may be less fortunate. Many of the children in this area have no where to go after school therefore they are becoming latch-key children because their parents have to work long hours. We all must work together to better this community not just our specific neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 757 words
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Is the Tarnished Image of Northeastern Being Rebuilt? - Is the Tarnished Image of Northeastern Being Rebuilt. Boston - Northeastern University is expanding its campus and student body more and more every year. Just a few years ago it was just a small commuter school, now it is reaching close to the top 100 Colleges and University’s in the United States. The university’s enrollment is now up to over 20,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate students. Everything is not as peachy as it seems. Since 1990, Northeastern University has almost doubled its size....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1819 words
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House on Mango Street - Esperanza is torn between deciding whether she wants to escape Mango Street. She is embarrassed by the superficial appearance of her identity, but appreciates her roots. Her house is a wreck and the neighborhood, probably not much better off. However, she has loving family and friends. Although marriage has caused the suffering of many of the women in her neighborhood, she realizes that she needs men to fulfill the new desires she attains as she hits adolescence. Through the novel, Esperanza matures both physically and mentally....   [tags: essays research papers] 820 words
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Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime - Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime Many theories, at both the macro and micro level, have been proposed to explain juvenile crime. Some prominent theories include Social Disorganization theory, Differential Social Organization theory, Social Control theory, and Differential Association theory. When determining which theories are more valid, the question must be explored whether people deviate because of what they learn or from how they are controlled. Mercer L. Sullivan’s book, “Getting Paid” Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City clearly suggests that the learning theories both at the macro level, Differential social organization, and micro level, Differential association theory, are the more accurate of the two types of theory....   [tags: Youth Criminal] 1605 words
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A Portrait of Southside Flats - ... Some of the crime that occurs in Southside Flats can be attributed to the bars in the area. This is evident in the number of property crimes that take place. When compared to its nearest neighbor, Southside Slopes, the difference in Part II crimes is staggering. The four highest reported Part II offenses in Southside Flats can be somewhat credited to alcohol consumption. The highest number of drunken driving instances occurs in Southside Flats by a wide margin (Annual Report 2009). It is this fact that led to the numerous complaints to the Pittsburgh police by the local residents to help and curb the influx of patrons to the bars on the weekends....   [tags: Demographics]
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Social Factors of Childhood Aggression - Social Factors of Childhood Aggression Researchers have found several social factors that attribute to childhood aggression. Some of these factors include mother infant relationships, neighborhood structure, family structure, and peer influences. If infants have an insecure attachment with their mothers, which is defined as the child’s overdependence on, or lack of interest in the caregiver, and a child’s lack of confidence, then they are more likely to have behavioral problems. In the case of boys, these problems are often of an aggressive nature....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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Being Covered from the Truth in Araby by James Joyce - Being Covered from the Truth in Araby by James Joyce “Araby” by James Joyce, is a short story about a young boy trying to find and his search for inner happiness. The main setting takes place in the boy’s neighborhood where he lives with his aunt and uncle. The sub setting takes place in an Araby or English bazaar, a carnival if you will. In the neighborhood we find that there is; an uninhabited house that has not been occupied for some time, a girl, who’s referred to as ‘Mangan’s sister’, whom the boy has a lustful crush on, and a story of a deceased priest....   [tags: Araby james joyce Essays] 1106 words
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Southwest: The Dichotomy of D.C. - From an aerial perspective, Southwest DC is strikingly different from the other four quadrants of the city. Not only is the neighborhood much smaller, but the street grid is also broken. While the same rules apply to SW, the street grid is not as rigid as the rest of the city; this allows for more open spaces and serves to make SW feel more like a neighborhood than just a collection of big city blocks. The older buildings that make up a large portion of SW comprise of many low-rise, low-to-mid income housing, and some interspersed light commercial plots on each block near South Capitol St., but it becomes almost exclusively residential approaching the waterfront and far Southwest border....   [tags: City Issues]
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Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace - Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace          god bless mommy. god bless nanny. god, don't punish me because I'm black. The above is an excerpt of a prayer taken from one of the saddest, most disheartening books I've ever read. Jonathon Kozol based this book on a neighborhood in the South Bronx, called Mott Haven. Mott Haven happens to be not only the poorest district in New York, but possibly in the whole United States. Of the 48,000 living in this broken down, rat-infested neighborhood, two thirds are hispanic, one third is black and thirty-five percent are children....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 1049 words
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Crime decreases; student population increases in Mission Hill over the past decade - Crime decreases; student population increases in Mission Hill over the past decade "When I first started here, the area was so bad, that we had patrolling guard dogs. Now, the crime has gone down so much, and the neighborhood has become a better place," said Dave Welch, a 30-year resident of Mission Hill, member of the Mission Hill Crime Committee, and head of security for the New England Baptist Hospital, located on top of the neighborhood known as Mission Hill. Mission Hill is located in Roxbury, a part of Boston, and has been known in the past to have a bad reputation of being a tough area of crime and poverty....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1973 words
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The Battle for Space in Shaw - The Battle for Space in Shaw "Groups, classes or fractions of classes cannot constitute themselves or recognize one another as ‘subjects’ unless they generate (or produce) a space. Ideas, representation, or values which do not succeed in making their mark on space….will lose all pith and become mere sign…Space’s investment - the production of space – has nothing incidental about it: it is a matter of life and death." Henri Lefebve, The Production of Space Lefebvre's quote speaks of the production of space as a common, inevitable Occurrence....   [tags: Development Space] 3096 words
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Marion County - According to the U.S. Census Bureau as of 2009, there are approximately 6 million people who live in the state of Indiana, of which 891,000 live in Marion County. Of these 891,000 county residents, approximately 67 percent are white, 26 percent are black and 7 percent are Latino/Hispanic. Because of these figures, central Indianapolis is home to a wide variety of neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods have been constant in their use and appearance others have gone through gentrification or reuse....   [tags: Geography] 1135 words
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Fond Memories - Fond Memories As I grew up my family and I have lived in a few places, but none were more memorable than our house in Columbia, Maryland. The neighborhood I grew up in was a brand new town house development. The house colors were tan, white, green or yellow. My neighborhood was shaped like a gigantic eight. In the center of each circle that made up the eight was a center island that was dense with trees, and had honeysuckle plants that gave off a sweet almost hypnotic smell. On the outskirts of the figure eight were the townhouses....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 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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Hunger - Do You Think the Boy’s Mother Made the Proper Choice in Dealing with Her Son. In Richard Wright’s “Hunger”, a mother is forced with a difficult decision. Should she “baby” her child and prevent him from fighting, or should she encourage him to fight and “stand up like a man”. Unfortunately, the mother’s decision is a clear one. The mother tells the boy to stand up for himself and fight back. The story “Hunger” is a story with a very clear message. The message of this story is that a person at any age, instead of hiding from his problems, must face his or her problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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Allston Corner's Hidden Drama - Allston Corner's Hidden Drama Site of '60s homeowners rebellion may become the next Harvard Square Except for the occasional group of teenagers furtively smoking in front of the 7-Eleven, no one spends much time in Allston’s Barry’s Corner. Bordered by gas stations, loading docks, and an uninviting concrete apartment complex, the intersection of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue is a place to speed through before the light changes. Chris Fazio, an Allston resident and employee at the nearby Harvard Business School, always tries to walk through Barry’s Corner as quickly as possible....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 2130 words
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Advantages of magnet schools - Advantages of magnet schools Why would students want to attend a magnet school. The reason may be because magnet schools offer a variety of specialized programs that students can choose from. Programs such as visual and performing arts, mathematics, sciences, and many others are available for students to choose from. Similar to having a major in college, students at magnet schools have their own specialized area that they can take classes in, in addition to basic academic classes. They are encouraged to be creative and to hone their skills in their area of interest....   [tags: essays papers]
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Cause and effect - Jim Patrick, the foreman and partial owner of DHIP Construction and Remodeling, is an ideal subject in a case study on cause and effect relationships. In November of 2004, Jim was contracted to construct a two-level roof-top deck and convert a window to a door at Zhanna and Andrew’s house in Baltimore. At the onset of the project, Jim estimated that the job would be complete within approximately three weeks. After the first week, Andrew began referring Jim to friends who needed the services of a contractor because of the apparent workmanship of the job and the fact that his project was moving at an excellent pace....   [tags: essays research papers] 1207 words
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Do the right thing - The weather is sizzling hot and tensions are slowly coming to a boil in this Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn neighborhood. Slowly but surely we see the heat melt away the barriers that were keeping anger from rising to the surface. The Blacks and the Hispanics own the streets the Koreans own the corner store and of course the Italians own the pizzeria, the Cops who happen to be all Caucasian, prowl the streets inside out, looking for anyone to harass. Toes are then stepped on and apologies are not made....   [tags: essays research papers] 1065 words
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Growing Up in San Francisco- Personal Narrative - Growing Up in San Francisco- Personal Narrative Although I was born in Salem, Oregon, my earliest memories are from San Francisco, California. My parents came to California to start over and find a better life. For a while we lived on a bus parked in front of a friend's house. When I was three years old, we moved to Potrero Hill, an area of low-income housing projects in the big city. A very famous man, O.J. Simpson, grew up there, but that was before my time....   [tags: Papers] 548 words
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What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street - What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street “Home is where the heart is.” In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros develops this famous statement to depict what a “home” really represents. What is a home. Is it a house with four walls and a roof, the neighborhood of kids while growing up, or a unique Cleaver household where everything is perfect and no problems arise. According to Cisneros, we all have our own home with which we identify; however, we cannot always go back to the environment we once considered our dwelling place....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros]
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Analysis of A Raisin in the Sun - "A Raisin in the Sun" Analysis Upon walking out of Krannert's production of "A Raisin in the Sun," an eerie silence drizzled about the audience as people murmured and slowly shuffled towards the exits. After witnessing such a powerful yet melancholy piece of theater work, words seemed inappropriate. For three hours, "A Raisin in the Sun" encompassed us with racial, economic, and social issues of the 1950s. Swirling portions of humor, disgrace, pride, and sadness into a smooth blend, the play developed many twists and turns that kept the audience and myself completely alert....   [tags: Krannert] 1262 words
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Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy - Why are some neighborhoods more prone to experience violent episodes than others. What is the extent and in what sociologically measurable ways do communities contribute to the causation and prevention of crime in their neighborhoods. Are neighborhood-level predictors adequate to explain differences in violent crime rates in the respective communities. These are some of the questions addressed by this statistically intense paper published in Science 1997, by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls. The authors analyzed data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), dividing the communities into neighborhood clusters (NCs) based on census indicators and geographical continuity....   [tags: Crime]
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The Achievement of the American Dream for [White] Americans - The birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal opened new opportunities to Americans who had suffered through the long Great Depression. One of the new opportunities afforded to Americans were the policies that made it possible for more Americans to own their own homes. However, there was an important qualification that needed to be in place to experience the benefits of these policies: you needed to be white and middle class. The exclusion of African Americans from these policies was perpetuated by the establishment of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC), who discriminated against African Americans by deeming African American neighborhoods unworthy of credit and denied African American families of federally backed loans and mortgages....   [tags: Racism]
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Do the Right Thing Scene Analysis - ... The scene takes place inside of Sal’s Famous Pizzeria which is in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The pizzeria has been in that neighborhood for many years and most its customers are blacks. Inside the pizzeria we see chairs, tables, refrigerator that contains soda, a pizza oven and a cash register among other things typically found inside a restaurant. The temperature inside the pizzeria is hot and coupled with the extreme hot day makes the racial tensions more intense. For this scene natural lighting is being utilized....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Eco Districts - ... Further, city is again divided in to group of neighborhoods based on its culture and overall growth of the city. In order to make the district environmental and user friendly and to reduce negative effects, it is very important and essential to start from a small scale – neighborhood and reach group of neighborhoods to combat environmental problems at city level and then reach beyond city, which is district. Hence, doing so, will help reduce negative impacts to natural elements such as air, water etc., this overall approach is called as an ‘Eco District’....   [tags: Environmentalism, Urban Planning]
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Television - ... Barney is actually a stuffed doll that children imagine to be a giant playmate. Singer and Singer go on to include that the programing alone cannot enhance imagination but the mediation and reinforcement of an adult (2010). Viewing educational television is also shown to teach preschoolers positive social behavior. Social behavior is not just getting along with peers or listing to one’s parents, but it is the social practice of tolerance, open-mindness, and goodwill (Mandel, 2006). An experimental field study of twenty-six preschoolers on the social behavioral influence of Sesame Street and Mister Rodgers neighborhood....   [tags: TV Programs, Monitoring] 1634 words
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Walt Kowalski; A Genuine American Hero - ... Sue enlightens Walt about the Hmong people and their traditions. Sue advises Walt that her culture is “the girls go to college and the boys go to jail” (Eastwood). The statement made by Sue suggests that young Hmong men will never be able to escape the social pressures of joining a gang and becoming successful. The Hmong people of Kowalski’s neighborhood acknowledge his heroic actions by rewarding him with gifts and leaving them on his front porch. At first, Kowalski throws the gifts away and eschews the Hmong people bearing the gifts, but slowly begins to accept them after being bombarded by their gifts....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Advancement of Civic Engagement by Community Foundations in Low Income African American Communities - ... Acting as civic engagement groups, neighborhood associations, churches, and nonprofits can all encourage increased resident involvement and collective actions for the betterment of the community. Grillo, Teixeria, and Wilson (2009) explore in depth the many factors that contribute to and influence civic engagement at the community level. The authors conclude that research into the causes of civic engagement fail to capture the full spectrum of factors and that resident satisfaction largely drives civic engagement....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Power of Personality in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson - The Power of Personality in Toni Cade Bambara’s The Lesson Developing character is something that comes with time. I believe that there are three major things that effect how people develop their character—where they are from, which includes their financial status; how they are raised; and the character of the people that  have had the most influence on their lives. Sylvia, in Toni Cade Bambara’s "The Lesson," is very much influenced by all of these factors. Sylvia’s living in the slums and being poor makes her defensive and judgmental....   [tags: Bambara Lesson Essays]
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First Time Homebuyer - First Time Homebuyer      The first thing to do when you're going to buy your first home is to go right ahead and be pre qualified for a loan. In order to do this you need to sit down with your lender and learn about the different types of loans. Together you and your lender can come up with the best loan for you. The main three are FHA, VA, and Conventional loans. FHA loans limit you to an $118,750.00 buying power. But, the bank is more lenient on slow credit and you can use 100% gift funds....   [tags: Buying House First Time Directions Essays] 1297 words
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Transitional Living Program Internship - ... Everything is quiet, neat, and well kept. Two blocks in the opposite direction is W Street. W street is directly west of, and also runs parallel to, the street that the house is located on. W street is much more narrow, so although the volume of traffic seems to be equal to that of D street, it feels a lot more crowded and more littered. Just west of W street, there is a public high school with two large playing fields and a technical school for students from 6th to 12th grade. Located about two blocks North on W Street are a public library, a charter school, a YWCA, and a community health center....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Cleveland Not Cleaveland - ... John Polish Festival. Another great neighborhood in Cleveland is North Coast Harbor. Lake Erie is simply beautiful. Lake Erie is used for recreational activities (Mitchell, “Best Things About Living In Cleveland” 1). There are two trolleys downtown. There are two lines for the trolleys (Mitchell, “Get on Board the New RTA Downtown Trolleys” 1). Cleveland is an awesome city to live in and is very diverse. Cleveland has a long and rich history. Cleveland was founded in 1796 (“Cleveland” 161). The first steamboat on Lake Erie was used for trade during the 1820’s....   [tags: History, City Life ] 708 words
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To Kill A Mocking Bird - Boo Radley : Misjudged By Many It's simple to judge others before actually getting to know them. In Harper Lees novel, To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley, the neighborhood eccentric, is often misjudged by the community. Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood gossip, makes up many stories about the Radleys. She justifies that she knows everything there is to know about them. An interesting story she revealed about Boo Radley was that she saw him watching her through her window in the middle of the night....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Life - A boy comes of age in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. His father gives him a piece of advice: "Nothing is more tragic than a wasted talent." A street-corner gangster gives him another piece of advice: "Nobody really cares." These pieces of advice seem contradictory, but the boy finds that they make a nice fit. The kid, whose name is Calogero but who is called C, idolizes Sonny. He likes the way Sonny exercises a quiet authority, and talks with his hands, and dresses well....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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