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The Puritans

- The Puritans were a religious group that came to North America in search of religious freedom, and, in the process, greatly impacted the North American church, government, education, social mores, and economy. Many of the things that they implemented in the first colonies are still seen today in the social and governmental structures of the United States. Their beliefs and traditions are still practiced today and many social mores are still being adhered to, even now. The Puritans first became a sect in England, where they became dissatisfied with the Church of England and sought reform....   [tags: Religion Christian Christianity]

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Community Crime Prevention Programs

- Community crime prevention programs play a vital role across the world in regards to the “community” style of police service. These types of programs heavily involve participating members of the community along with the police to achieve community and police oriented goals to improve the quality of life for all members of the community. The Bureau of Justice Assistance states community crime prevention programs are based several factors such as program focus, program rationale, community race, and community financial composition....   [tags: community crime, neigborhood]

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Community Service and Volunteering

- “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Ethiopian Mutual Community Association

- …They have a different culture, a different life at home. As soon as they get out there, they are faced with a different world. When they walk across two worlds in one day, it is [very] hard…. When I think about some of the most difficult times in my life – the times that I wish I would have made better, more informed decisions – my adolescent years immediately come to mind. Adolescence is a difficult time, for anyone. Because adolescence is a tumultuous time in the lives of so many, there is a wealth of research covering it....   [tags: Ethiopian Community Association]

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American Community College Are On The Rise

- American Community College Are On the Rise In America, there are numerous colleges, universities, trade schools and techs. Some cause financial problems, some you’ll spend lots of time and some you won’t. Community colleges are only 36% of the tuition and fees at a 4-year college/university, which make it more affordable than a traditional college. (Snyder) They only last two years if you are a full-time student. Community colleges are the step brothers of four-year universities. They were placed within communities for local education that people can have easier access to....   [tags: Higher education, College, Community college]

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Community Service Helps Everyone

- All across the world millions of people are in need of help from others. They need people to help provide money, food, time, or care. This need could be on a smaller scale even with something as simple as the need to have someone being nice. When people help any person in the community no matter how small or whether they are with a group or not, it is community service. Community service is not all about the large organizations running operations, but instead is about the volunteers and those who need the help....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]

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The Idea Of A National Community

- The idea of a national community is an idea that is changing as we as members of this national community change as well. Technology continues to become more advanced and is affecting the way people choose to live their lives. The definition of a community is “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.” National can be defined as “of, pertaining to, or belonging to a nation. Peculiar or common to the people of a nation.” When understanding these two words and combining them, the definition of a national community can be defined as a large community of people who live within the same region...   [tags: United States, Sociology, Virtual 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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The Arrival of the Puritans to the United States

- ... First, the Puritans were intolerant of other religions and viewpoints that contradicted their own. Roger Williams’ banishment from the Massachusetts colony in 1635 for refusing to abide by Puritan laws he found to contradict his own personal beliefs, such as swearing oaths of loyalty to any person other than Jesus Christ, and Anne Hutchinson’s banishment for similar reasons exemplifies the Puritan’s intolerance (Sanna). Second, the Puritan faith was absurdly restrictive. While the did believe in recreation and relaxation, they believe rejoicing in God was “true” relaxation and activities such as theater, gambling, music, art, and dancing were viewed as “poison” (Daniels)....   [tags: transcendentalist, romanticism]

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Social Media Is A Virtual Community

- The world today revolves around social media. Almost everyone has some kind of social media outlet that allows them to communicate with the outside world. Social media is so prevalent now that even businesses have turned to social outlets to attract customers. Observations made in this project were made through the use of social media. The observation made in this project is to show how social media is a virtual community and it allows people to express themselves however they want, social standing in the community, and how people are always connected through social media....   [tags: Social media, Sociology, Virtual community]

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Organizations And Community Development Workers

- Many organisations and community development workers will deliberately adopt a specific model that clearly identifies its parameters within a project (Kenny, 2006). Working within a model, provides community development workers a framework to plan and review the aims, goals, strategies and methods being used within the health promotion project (Free, 2005). Models are also based on philosophical positions and values, so that community development workers can think critically and determine how such values fits within the project (Kenny, 2006)....   [tags: Sociology, Health care, Community development]

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The Evolution Of Community Policing

- Evolution of Community Policing Decades later, during the 1980’s and 1990’s politicians, law enforcement agencies, and citizens still continued to struggle with issues of crime, reports of police brutality, increased arrests and incarceration of people of color, high murder rates, a drug epidemic, and distrust between police and many minority citizens. Most attributed these issues to a lack of job opportunities and the explosion of a drug epidemic, which plagued many cities, minority communities, and citizens....   [tags: Police, Law enforcement, Community policing]

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The Community Development And Engagement

- Community development/engagement is interest to me and is important because it increases the likelihood that projects or solutions will be widely accepted which means citizens(students, staff and teachers) who participate in these processes show significant commitment to help make the projects happen. It Creates more effective solutions, it draws on local knowledge from a diverse group which creates solutions that are practical and effective. It empowers and integrates people form all sorts of different backgrounds....   [tags: Education, School, Community building, Teacher]

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Community Colleges And Technical Schools

- In America, there are numerous colleges, universities, trade schools and technical schools. Some cause financial problems, some you’ll spend lots of time such as 4 to 6+ years and some you won’t. Community colleges are only 36% of the tuition and fees at a 4-year college/university, which make it more affordable than a traditional college (Snyder 1). They only last two years if you are a full-time student. Community colleges are the step brothers of four-year universities. They were placed within communities for local education that people can have easier access to....   [tags: Higher education, College, Community college]

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Community Service in Secondary Schools

- In the media report selection process, many forms of media were considered including; news reports, news articles, as well as pages from websites. With many areas to consider, a great deal of searching and contemplation was brought forth. Eventually, two news articles were selected that showed a variety of opinions and topics of discussion relating to community service in secondary schools. Both articles were interesting and relatable to Chapman students. The first news article selected is titled, “New Study Reveals High Schoolers are More Career-Minded Than College Students.” The article was written by Vicki Salemi and obtained online from Media Jobs Dailey....   [tags: highschoolers,college students,community service]

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The Theory Of Discourse Community

- Introduction A Discourse Community is a group of people whose members share the same goals and use mechanisms to communicate with each other through an acquired, specific lexis that enables individuals to attain goals with the help of other expert and intermediate members. I chose to observe a Corporate Entrepreneurship class as my discourse community because I am interested in business and entrepreneurship. My task was to evaluate whether or not exposure to this business course changes the way the individuals within the discourse community communicate with each other and how this change, if any, effects their ability to achieve goals....   [tags: Corporation, Business, Goal, Discourse community]

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Community Service Should NOT Be Required for Graduation

- Community service is a common service for people to take care of each other and volunteer. People apply to different community services: soup kitchen, taking care of children and homeless people, clinics, churches, schools, neighbor's house and many countless places to volunteer. Some people really enjoy to work at community services while others do not. These community services can be a punishment for criminals because a court assigns them to do so. However, some people do not agree with community service supporters....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Community Education Officer and Inclusion

- In order to understand the principles of inclusion and organisational structures which are in place within different professional contexts, it is important to expand on personal understanding of a variety of reflective learning models, as well as increasing awareness of inclusion and the diverse range of values which are contained within different ideologies of inclusive practices. Reflection on personal understanding of professional contexts and the variety of personal attributes which are required in order to develop and deliver to service users is equally important....   [tags: education, learning, Community Education Officer ]

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The Puritans Of Today 's Society

- The Puritans of Today The show Portlandia is about the interesting lifestyles of the great people of portland oregon. In the first episode of this popular comedy we are introduced to a couple going out to dinner, they sit down at their table ready to eat a great meal. Before ordering the couple must know if the chicken is organic and if what the chicken ate was organic. Instead of just ordering a lovely meal and enjoy themselves they spend the whole time worrying. They worry about where their food came from, they worry how it was treated and they worry about what affect it may have on their bodies....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Policy Of Free Community College Tuition

- Introduction On January 20, 2015, president Obama made the State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. He spoke about issues facing the United States, from sick leave to global warming. He urged congress to keep an open mind on his new courageous plan, tuition-free community college. The plan has been named America’s College Promise Act of 2015. He stated that by the year 2020, two in every three job opportunities will demand a higher education degree (State of the Union, 2015). Unfortunately, most Americans feel that higher education is not attainable for them....   [tags: Higher education, Community college]

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Reflection on the Community Health Practicum Experience

- I completed my practicum at the State University Health Research Center. The HRC was launched in March 2014 by the State School of Medicine. Its mission is to utilize the Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to build the community capacity and leadership for health promotion and disease prevention across the diverse populations of the county. The HRC is funded by a 5-year, $4.1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of the Prevention Research Centers Program....   [tags: Community Health Internship]

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Power Of Numbers : The Individual Versus The Community

- Power in Numbers: The Individual Versus the Community When it comes to sports, such as Football, American fanatics have a tendency to idolize a particular player rather than spreading the affinity equally amongst all of the team’s players. Although the player is individually adored, one skilled football player does not make a good team. If an individual is always focusing on making themselves better, there is no guarantee that when the team comes together, their self-centered mindset will adjust to working as a team....   [tags: Individualism, Individual, Community, Conflict]

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Networking With Other Social And Community Services

- Networking with other social and community services in the community I appreciate that the PNWHC gave me a lot of learning opportunities during my placement. I enjoyed attending monthly members meetings hosted by Community Service Council (CSC), and Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network (MAIN) because I was able to meet social workers and key workers from a wide range of social and community service agencies in Palmerston North. Listening to these workers’ experiences in supporting their clients gave me a general insight into what services are available from each agencies and how they contribute their resources and work together to increase the awareness of welfare issues within the community....   [tags: Sociology, Community, Social sciences]

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The Benefits of Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration

- As crime and arrest rates continue to climb, prisons across the nation, and even the world are beginning to experience immense overcrowding, placing a burden on both the prison personnel and inmate population. Nevertheless, this scenario is nothing unusual for anyone who has either worked some time for served some time in almost any prison. With most prison staff members suffering from high levels of stress from the unbearable workloads placed upon them, work conditions are starting to be considered near impossible, which is completely unacceptable....   [tags: Community service programs]

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The Community Development Self Assessment Tool

- Based on the Community Development Self-Assessment Tool Based on the Foundations of Practice Core Competencies Component One and Two I have found there are several competencies I do well along with skills do not do well. This assessment is a way to understand what competencies, skills and knowledge I do well and what skills I can work on to become a better community developer. I will discuss a variety of competencies of the assessment and components of them. Competencies I do well include: I know how to access various websites regarding economic and demographic data, I know how to use demographic data effectively in a community, I know how to frame public issues for educational programs and...   [tags: Learning, Skill, Community development]

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Community Service is a Way of Giving Back

- Many think that community service is just something you are forced to do for school. To me, community service is a way of giving back. I like making people feel as though they matter, and it gives me a warm feeling at the end of the day because I feel I have made a difference. I grow as a person each time I do community service. Some people do community service because they have to, but I do it because I want to. I have volunteered about 52 hours of community service in the READ program at a local elementary school on east 3rd street and ave S....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Community Service during the Great Recession

- What is community service to you. What do you think the recent recession has done to community service. As a veteran of military service I am sure you all have done many types of community service. Recent problems in our nation’s economy have caused changes in the amount of community service that is done on a daily basis, but those changes may not necessarily be what you would think. Even though most of the time community service doesn’t require the use of money, some Americans are worried about their own families more than others....   [tags: community service, economy, ]

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Financing Community Colleges: An Economic Perspective

- Federal and state appropriations, to higher education, are tied to the economy especially during times when the economy is in crisis. One of the issues of decline are public appropriations, which almost always lead to an increase in enrollment at community colleges (Manning 2012). With demands on increasing enrollment coupled with declining federal and state appropriations, publicly supported community colleges are increasingly challenged to find alternative means of obtaining adequate financial support....   [tags: public appropiations, community colleges]

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Community Analysis

- Imagination plays a crucial role in creating communities and its identity. Fiction, in this case will cover both absolute fabrications and biases in the discourse of history's narration. History can be malleable in the hands of narrators, which they use to unite their audience into a common interpretation of their history. Alicia Barber, The author of the essay, Local Places, National Spaces: Public Memory, Community Identity and Landscape at Scotts Bluff National Monument, talks about two community's disagreement on a tourist spot's proper use and maintenance....   [tags: Community Identity]

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Community Health Nursing and Chronic Illness

- Introduction Community nursing is important to caring for patients as part of a holistic approach. By using Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) and Trans-Theoretical Lifestyle Model of Change (TTM) nurses can ensure that care is specific to the patient, which can increase their compliance with their new program. Having the patients as involved as possible in their own care allows them to take back some of the power that health care can take away. By self-managing their chronic condition patients can live fuller lives than if they were reliant on the health care team for all planning and implementing of care....   [tags: community nursing, hostilic approach]

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Community Service Changed My Life!

- "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa I have always enjoyed the feeling that I acquired after doing a good deed or simply helping someone out. However, I had no idea that my 40 hours of community service would turn into over 400 hours, for no reason other than the fact that I love it!. Through volunteering I have learned that many organizations exist only with the help of volunteers from the community, I have seen the amount of joy that volunteering brings to those who you are helping out, I discovered a feeling of self-satisfacti...   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Should Community College Free?

- In our American society it is the role of the president to devise plans that will benefit our society as a whole. He might suggest that he has this plan to solve global warming our maybe he has concerns with the way a certain policy should be. Like presidents of the past president Obama has concerns and changes of his own he would like to put into place. Community colleges offer a wide range of degrees for cutting edge technical careers in today 's industries that help bridge opportunities to higher economic class....   [tags: Higher education, College, Community college]

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Co-Mangement of Community Resources

- 1. INTRODUCTION Post industrialization perceptions of communities as a hindrance to successful conservation fostered a dichotomous view of communities and natural resources (West et al. 2006; Agrawal 1999). This interpretation of nature-environment dissociation was embedded in intrusive natural resource governance and conservation strategies. Natural resources management authority was vested in a central agency, mostly reflecting some facet of the state, focusing on scientific data, and within the legal confines of state policies (Berkets et al....   [tags: community, civil society, goverment cooperation]

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Different Theories And Perspectives Of Community

- Theorization of Community If you were to look up the definition of community in the Merriam-Webster dictionary you would find a variety of answers, most of them with the same basic characteristics. A community is a group a people with common interests living in a particular area. The general definition is used so often to describe even the most loosely related groups of people in similar areas, that is has lost its true meaning. The basic connotation of the term is now vague and worn out. A community refers to the things people have in common that bind them together by a sense of belonging with one another (Day, 2006, p....   [tags: Sociology, Community, Max Weber, Social cohesion]

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Community Walk : An Intern At P.s

- Community Walk As an intern at P.S. 137, my outlook of the school and the neighborhood in which it is situated has drastically changed over the past semester. My initial commute to the school did not help me frame the community in a positive light. I found there to be too many potholes, and too much trash scattered across its streets. I was not familiar with this area, and do not recall having any preexisting biases towards the residents. I remember the first time I pulled into the school’s never-ending parking lot, and felt flutters in my stomach as I thought of how small one may feel in such a large institution....   [tags: Education, High school, Community, New York City]

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The Puritan Effect

- Nathaniel Hawthorne is respected as “one of the great masters of American Fiction” (“Hawthorne, Nathaniel” 363). He is an accomplished author who wrote novels as well as children’s literature. However, Hawthorne’s strength is American short story; his “haunting” tales are undeniably responsible for establishing this genre as a “significant art form” (“Nathaniel Hawthorne” Columbia 1). He is known for his “penetrating explorations” of the conflicts within one’s conscience and the consequences that plague his characters, as a result of their disobedience (“Nathaniel Hawthorne” 1)....   [tags: American Literature ]

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Puritans And The New England

- The Puritans came and settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony around 1630 with the ideas to shape New England culture. The Puritans were religious separatists, which meant they had left the Church of England. King James the first threatened to push the puritans out or do worse. In reslult the puritans ended up leaving and finding their own place to settle. Their main purpose was to spread their religious beliefs and to find land for economical reason.Puritans held very strong beliefs on the way they lived their life....   [tags: Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Bay Colony]

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Successful Community Website

- What constitutes a successful community website. There are many features that determine if I personally am willing to invest my time and emotions into an online community. These include the type of community, the entertainment value, how it operates, its corporate culture, functionality and the platforms it utilities. Imgur is an image hosting website that I believe objectively and subjectively fulfils these criteria. This subjective report will provide a personal and analysis of Imgur, and justify why I believe it is a well thought through and effective website that accomplishes both its user’s expectations and its company’s corporate objectives....   [tags: Community, Entertainment Value, Culture]

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Community Service Essay

- People’s lives are changed every day by their actions and experiences. This past summer, I participated in a community service project, an experience that opened my eyes in many ways. I was a volunteer at the County Memorial Hospital. In my time as a volunteer at the hospital, I was able to meet patients and staff members from all over the world and learn about their life experiences. Listening to all of their stories has made me truly appreciate everything which I have. One experience that I will always remember is the day I was running errands and had the opportunity to meet a very special patient....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Impact Of Community Colleges On The California Economy

- Impact of Community Colleges on the California Economy Community colleges train thousands of individuals every year to maintain the critical infrastructure of the state. California 's community colleges train and educate 80% of all of the state 's firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and 70% of all state nurses (CCC Key Facts). Moreover, investment in California community colleges allows for economic growth. For every $1 California contributes to community college education, it will receive a net return of $4.50 to the state 's economic growth (Huelsman)....   [tags: Higher education, College, Community college]

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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]

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The Lgbtq Community 's Long History

- The LGBTQ community’s long history first rose into prominence with the emergence of gay and lesbian speakeasies in the 1920’s, where gay/lesbian artists performed or just hosted events without the fear of persecution. Some of the most prominent artists and writers that emerged from the LGBTQ community at the time include Gladys Bentley, a lesbian singer and cross dresser, and Langston Hughes and Gertrude Stein, very famous and published gay and lesbian writers. This created an emergence of gay/lesbian literature as well, notably books such as “The Well of Loneliness” by Radclyffe Hall....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Gay community]

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The Scarlet Letter Analysis

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is a classical American literature novel. It is a story that takes place in the puritan town of Boston, Massachusetts during the seventeenth century. The novel tells the story of a woman, Hester Prynne, who commits a crime and is severely punished by the Puritan community which she lives in. The crime is so atrocious and condemned by the Puritans that they sentence her to a life of isolation. The story follows her decisions and warring struggles of her everyday life and that of those she loves....   [tags: scarlet letter, nathaniel hawthorne, puritans]

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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,]

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Community Resource Teams and Their Impact on at Risk Youth

- Community oriented policing is the proactive deployment method used by patrol officers in order to find solutions to why crime is occurring within a given community. Officers use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and uncover the underlying issues of a community that are posing threats to public safety and address ways this can be prevented. In many communities throughout the United States, police officers strive to build better relationships with community members, yet building relationships with youth within a community, especially a community over run by gangs, crime and drugs is a much tougher issue....   [tags: community policing, crime, drugs, ]

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Project: Addressing Obsesity as a Health Issue in Northwick Community

- “Better Choice Healthy Life” Intervention in Northwick Community Social marketing steps Defining the problem The problem of interest in this intervention is addressing obesity as a health issue. Is effective communication an essential component in social marketing to effect behavior change in regards to healthy eating and engaging is physical activity. How do we increase the likelihood of improving healthy nutrition behavior through the media, i.e. through the social, food packaging advertising, through the radio or TV....   [tags: intervention, problem, community]

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Community Policing as a Strategy to Improve the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement

- The relationship between the police and the communities they serve hasn’t always been the most productive. Against the backdrop of the tumultuous era of the 1960s when the nation’s collective unrest regarding various then current events ranging from the social upheaval of the civil rights movement to the broadly unpopular and deepening conflict in Vietnam spilled onto the streets of American cities seemingly everywhere, local police forces, lacking in experience with crowd control, often found themselves in violent encounters with these various groups, earning them a reputation of being oppressive organizations (Schmalleger, 2014, p....   [tags: police, communities, community policing]

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Transnational Community Literacy: Exploring the Franklin Elementary Surroundings

- Transnational Community Literacy: Exploring the Franklin Elementary Surroundings The surrounding community of Franklin Elementary contains a highly diverse population of varying ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status. However as I strolled through the surrounding community, I was shocked by how similar the community appears in comparison to a typical mainstream suburban community. Located only 2 miles away from Brigham Young University campus, the environment surrounding Franklin Elementary had average sized houses, wide streets, churches, traffic lights, traffic signs, gas stations, and many other things found in a typical American neighborhood....   [tags: community, text, observe]

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The Lack Of Equality And Respect Towards The Lgbt Community

- The lack of equality and respect towards the LGBT Community is one of the most controversial but needed changes in the United States and as a result over 20,000 gay-rights activist took the streets of New York city on June 13, 2016 for the city’s annual Gay Rights Parade; an iconic photo was taken that highlights three rhetorical appeals that helps persuade my argument that gays should be complete equal as everyone else in this country. The emotional appeal in the photo is shown through a group of very diverse and driven people all wearing peace signs, holding up the gay pride flag, and passionately protesting for equality for the members of the LGBT community....   [tags: LGBT, Gay community]

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The Role of Women and the LGBT Community in Catholicism and Judaism

- Growing up Christian, I am intrigued by other religions that have similar but more rigid dogma regarding Christian values and beliefs and how they live out their stated convictions. I wonder what attracts people to such strict practices and how women and the LGBT community are accepted, viewed and their roles, both traditional and modern in both Catholicism and Judaism. I plan to study the changing role of society in regards to women, the LGBT community and the role of religion in this social change....   [tags: Religion, LGBT Community]

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Social Capitol and Spiritual Capitol in Pastoral Community Counseling

- Communal powers to be are assemblies of people with similar associations’ bonding them to an identity of separation or boundary within a culture. These assemblies or groups develop into transparent boundaries within the social setting, and sometimes yield a positive image reflective of an elite standard desired by the community. Everyone wants to belong to something just to have a false sense of communal security. The problem with this association is the member not fully investigating the creed or belief the leaders dictate....   [tags: Pastoral Community Counseling]

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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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Children in African American Community at risk of the HIV/

- Children in African American Community at risk of the HIV/AIDS Many African Americans are at high risk of the HIV infection and many of them are unaware or have a lack of access to care, education and prevention services. With African American’s making up fourteen percent of the population, they make up almost half of all people infected with HIV. According to, Exploring the Social and Community Context of African American Adolescents’ HIV Vulnerability (2013), African American communities bear the burden of disproportionately high rates of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) nationwide....   [tags: Healthcare, Prevention, Community]

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Our Schools Need Community Service Learning Programs

- "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer Each community is like a human body, it requires a constant life force to survive. Volunteers and community service workers are the blood that maintains our communities. It fortifies our foundations. A community is only as strong as the weakest link. We must empower those weakened by poverty, discrimination and other social injustices....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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I Am Making a Difference in My Community

- “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul motivated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. Taking time to volunteer at the many nonprofit organizations, homeless shelters, advocacy centers, philanthropic fundraisers, local schools and child care facilities in the inner city is not always at the forefront of young people’s minds while navigating through their college experiences. But, with a little push from student organizations, local nonprofits and passionate individuals, volunteerism and community change can start to take a front seat and become not just an opportunity, but also a priorit...   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District

- Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]

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How Community Service Changed My Future

- "We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you." - Jeff Warner I am the fourth child out of my seven siblings, the middle child. Growing up, I pestered my older sibling as my younger ones do to me now, but I never truly understood how blessed I was to grow up in such a big family. My older sisters were my role models and still are, I see what they go through as adults in this world and decide whether that’s the path I want to take or not....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Racial Segregation Of Charity And Community Service

- Charity and community service is the fourth most common effort to reduce racial isolation referenced by hyper-segregated White high schools. The referenced efforts to reduce racial isolation span a spectrum of activities that include volunteer work, fundraisers, food/clothes/toy drives, and other services and charity work performed by hyper-segregated White students within the community and in surrounding communities. The hyper-segregated White high schools identify charity and community service associated with school-sponsored clubs, and in some cases associated with community service-based graduation requirements, as efforts to reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, High school, Community]

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Settlers and Differences in the New England and Chesapeake Region of the US

- DBQ Second Draft In the early 17th Century, great quantities of people emigrated from Great Britain to begin their individual lives again in the New World. These people, once in the New World, trans-located across the eastern side of the United State, and by the 18th century, despite their English ties had formed into two distinctly large communities mainly the New England and Chesapeake regions. Although the New England and Chesapeake regions were both greatly inhabited by people of English origin, the two groups varied in their political views, geographic locations and social beliefs; but, most importantly, the two regions varied in their religious emphasis and economic motives, which sig...   [tags: Puritans, Pilgrims, Religion]

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The Strict Features of the Puritan Society

- Can you envision a society where a child of twelve years can read and write better than a young adult of twenty-one years old. What about a society where a child sixteen or older is put to death for violating their parent’s rules. This society is so authoritarian on the upbringing of the children. This society educates the children to be very religious. “As another writer put it, “Children and Servants are … as Passengers are in a boat. Husband and Wife are as a pair of oars, to row them to their desired haven.”” (Hollitz) The Puritan society is a society where the parents teach their children the tenets of religion....   [tags: education, sin, disobeying]

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Community Colleges : Their Importance And Growth Throughout The Years

- Community Colleges: Their Importance and Growth Throughout the Years Community colleges were created first as an extension of High School. In 1901, Joliet Junior College, located in Illinois, added two extra years to their high school curriculum. The enrollment rates were low at first since they mostly focused on liberal arts studies. During The Great depression of the 1930s, community colleges started to offer programs such as manual learning and vocational education, to workers. Then, after World War II, the change from a military industry to consumer industry created different types of jobs that required skilled workers, and with that came the need for specialization....   [tags: College, Community college, Associate's degree]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and Puritan Culture

- One of Hawthorne’s best novels was The Scarlet Letter which presents a stable and sad tale of love and betrayal it was set in the context of the seventeenth-century, Puritan, New England. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s authorial intentions were to be the first American writer to explore hidden motivations of characters. His intentions of his beliefs were to show people that witchcraft wasn’t real and that Puritans were paranoid. Even though he had a Puritan descent he hated them with a passion he was ashamed of what his grandfather was and he added the w to his name through the shame of his history....   [tags: Authors]

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Witchcraft And The Puritan Culture

- Tituba is rarely at the center of attention when the Salem Witch trials are in discussion. In fact, the only time she seems to ever be mentioned is to state that she is the link between witchcraft and the adolescent girls of Salem (Breslaw. Xx). Witchcraft is defined, by Webster’s dictionary, as the “magical things that are done by witches: the use of magical powers obtained especially from evil spirits”. Although words are known to change throughout the years, witchcraft, for the most part, has remained the same, but has various interpretations, specifically in Tituba’s Arawak culture, the culture Tituba was born into and the Puritan culture in which she was forced into....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Magic]

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The American Puritan Work Ethic

- “Ms. GGGG, we are pleased to inform you of your 35% raise to your salary for this year’s pay. As per your hard work and dedication to our project, the business associates here at Google appreciate all you have done for our company.” Ahh. The sweet smell of success. After all of my diligence and stress over this project, I am finally able to be rewarded and it feels better than ever. None of my accomplishments would have been possible without that strict work ethic that had been implemented since the start of my internship....   [tags: sucess, american business, culture]

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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,]

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Goodman Brown And The Puritan Times

- To begin with Goodman brown is a storytelling in the puritan times in where faith in God was everything, at the time the most important thing to have virtue was to believe in God. This man was a true believer, a loving husband and a good citizen, but in a moment of weakness started to ask for answers that only one person could answer. The curiosity invited his heart and let him leave his wife to go on a journey that was evil as good. During ¨Young Goodman Brown¨ faith is based on others where he only sees the bad in everyone else but himself and get lost in his own choice, leaving himself enervated....   [tags: God, Devil, DevIL, Guilt]

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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]

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Perspectives of the Obsession with Imperfections

- A perfect person does not obsess, does not fail, does not sin, and does not exist. The whole universe is imperfect. We fall, rise, and learn. Imperfections are traits that characterized human beings. Flaws make us mortals and imperfect, and we must accept them as part of who we are. Because of our humanity, we cannot change the course of life or actions of our nature. Most of the time, we think of our flaws and imperfections as things we want to get rid of but instead, we must see them as divine gifts of what God gave us....   [tags: puritans, utopia, perfection]

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The Scarlet Letter, Puritan Society

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Puritan society deems Hester Prynne an unchaste woman, Arthur Dimmesdale a saint, and Roger Chillingworth a valued member of society. However, Hawthorne turns their interpretations around and suggests his own, ultimately presenting Hester as a broken woman with emotions and feelings; Dimmesdale as a minister who’s not very saint-like sin consumes him with guilt, and Chillingworth as an unmerciful husband who is the farthest away from salvation. Hawthorne’s interpretations suggest contrasting with the views of Puritan society, that Hester Prynne is a woman who takes regret in her actions, searching for holy redemption through the object of love tha...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Puritan influences

- Nathaniel Hawthorne was born into a family that possessed prominent Puritan ancestors, and the shame he experienced as a result of their actions, as well as his odd fascination with them, had a significant impact on his life and his writings. Though it would be an overstatement to say that Hawthorne's knowledge of the Puritan way of life was his only source of inspiration, this knowledge was certainly influential as it is often reflected in the majority of his work. Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804, Hawthorne was born in a town whose Puritan past is well-known as a result of the infamous Salem witch trials....   [tags: good vs evil]

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The Importance of Volunteering: College Students Should Do Community Service Before Graduating

- Nowadays, it is very difficult to get a job without a College Diploma. Our ever-increasing demands on student’s academic performances have insured well-educated adults, but what we have failed to focus on is the vital component of volunteerism as an integral part of rearing well-rounded adults. College students should be required to complete a year of community service/volunteer work before they can graduate, in order to create mature and caring adults and versatile future leaders. By mandating all College students across the United States of America to add another year to their studies and use this year for community service/volunteer work only, we will be able to increase their knowledge o...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Puritan Minister Jonathan Edwards

- Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan minister in Northampton, Massachusetts who played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening. One of his great works called “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is considered a classic of early American literature. Edwards, as a Puritan, strongly believed in the Doctrine of Predestination. However, when analyzing the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” one can also detect hints of the theory of Arminianism in the underlying meaning. This is because his sermon is based off of giving people the ability to turn to the God and accept his Grace or reject the Grace of God and spend eternity in hell....   [tags: sermons, First Great Awakening]

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The Puritans

- The Puritans I. The history of the Puritans The Puritans didn't give themself this name. At first it was used to humiliate the Puritans. But after a while they adopt the name for themselves. The name comes from the word pure and has the meaning "clean", "unspoiled", "proper". The Puritans origins are in England during the early 16th Century. The Puritanism was a form of protestantism in England. The Puritans are people, who believes in predestination, because of their religious conflict with the church of England and as a result of the persecution they were forced to leave England....   [tags: History Puritans Research Paper]

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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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Puritan Literature

- Puritan values, ideas, and beliefs are evident in the works of Anne Bradstreet, William Bradford, and Jonathan Edwards. Through her poetry, Bradstreet reveals her Puritan values and ideals. Bradstreet was aware of a woman’s role in Puritan society and tried to portray herself as a humble, pious, obedient, and modest wife. William Bradford’s work also encompasses beliefs, values, and ideas of Puritan life. One can see that in Bradford’s writing such as Of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford emphasizes Puritan suffering specifically through the Mayflower journey and how, with the grace of God, they prevailed....   [tags: Values, Ideas, Beliefs]

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Giving Back To My Community

- My plan after college is to become a Sociologist or a Social Worker. With a college degree in one of these areas, I hope to impact my community in various ways. First, with the knowledge obtained from college, I hope to counsel with young people who are on the verge of going astray. In today's society, there are so many negative factors that influence young people. I want to help them understand the importance of setting goals and striving to become productive citizens. I also want to give them a sense of hope that with perseverance, they can become great role models for other young people....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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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]

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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]

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Reflecting on Literature and Community in "The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara

- When people tell stories they tend to be about what they know. One thing that most people know is the environment around them. They pick up habits from their family, friends, and neighbors. They begin to talk like them using dialect and slang inherent to their region. Also, it is not uncommon for people to write about a fictional community that is based from their own community. As community affects how we write, writing can also affect the community. In other words, communities influence authors of literature and literature can also influence communities....   [tags: community, literature, language, Lesson, Toni Cade]

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Giving Back to the Community

- I intend to give back to the community by combining knowledge obtained from the study of Psychology with the leadership skills I have gained by working in a tutorial program into a wide scale program for underprivileged school children of my community. I plan to seize this immense educational opportunity with intellectual curiosity and maintain a high grade point average as I have done throughout the four years of my high school education of numerous honor courses in order to attain the knowledge to implement an organization to provide a positive learning environment for young children with special emotional, educational and financial needs....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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