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    The Importance of Building Community

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    For a stable and effective environment, people have to learn how to build community especially in college. This is one of the critical roles of colleges is to help establish community to help benefit students later on in the future. When President Obama outlined his plans for the American Graduation Initiative, he emphasized the critical role of community colleges in educating and training students and adults for the jobs needed to keep the United States economically competitive. “Now is the time

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    Building Community on the Net

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    Building Community on the Net All sorts of reasons have been advanced in recent years to explain the decline of community in America, from the way we design our neighborhoods to the increased mobility of the average American to such demographic shifts as the movement of women into the labor force. But the onslaught of television and other electronic technologies is usually cited as the main culprit. As Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam observes, these technologies are increasingly "privatizing

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    Building Community in Universities

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    Universities are becoming extremely active in encouraging community in their university and persuading students to become a part of the whole to get the most out of their college experience. This is shown through encouragement to be involved in numerous groups, dorm bonding activities, Greek life, and numerous other organizations offered in all universities. Building community in your first year of college is viewed and essential to both students and the university according to Katherine
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    Introduction Social capital plays a role in community building and economic development. Through grants, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports research on issues related to poverty. In 1996, the Mott Foundation awarded two grants in hopes of refining and redirecting the approach to community building. First, a grant was awarded to Robert Putnam to lead academicians, advocates, and practitioners in the exploration of ways to generate social capital and ultimately strengthen civil society. Second

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    may only see the negative side of the adolescents in their community. In fact, “sixty-one percent of American adults are convinced that today’s youth face a crisis in their values and morals, look at teenagers with misgiving and view them as undisciplined, disrespectful, and unfriendly” (Latham, 2003). One way to help change the attitudes of adults and also encourage youth personal development is service learning programs in local communities. By participating in service learning programs, students

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    Tourism Development

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    The purpose of the study is to assess the importance of leaders’ characteristics and their economic interest in community capacity building for tourism development. The information for this study was derived from survey questionnaires. The respondents were community leaders from Shiraz, Iran. The findings through multiple regression analysis indicate that approximately 74 percent (R²=.737) of the variance CCB for tourism development was predicted by the leaders’ income, income from tourism, extra

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    Building an Online Community Contents Vision and Mission Statement 3 Tagline 3 Background 3 Portal Outline 4 User Created Content 4 Web Portal Design 5 Discussion Forums 5 File Hosting 6 Search 6 Conclusion 6 Bibliography 7 Vision and Mission Statement The vision of Net Gamers Central is to become the paramount community web portal in the world of online gaming, providing large amounts of useful information as well as integral services to the online community. The Net Gamers

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    first site that MMU tried to impose itself on, in fact it was Didsbury where they first proposed to move their new £19 million campus. However in a ‘shock’ move, MMU restrained against fighting the opposition created by local residents. The local community emphasised their issues that the expansion would result in more disruption and car-parking problems (MEN, 2009). An extremely identical case to that of the BFCG, however their points of view seemed to be overturned with minimal compromising. When

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    these settlements present ideas that help to develop a sense of community and flexibility that caters to the needs of the lower income group, The book, "The Life and Death of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs talk on similar lines and is an attack on the modern urban planning. Jacob favours the idea of mixed used zoning, higher densities and bottom up planning which involves the residents, leading to a vibrant and lively community. In such an environment, people of different ages and backgrounds

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    Social Capital

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    by or getting ahead. For communities, social capital reflects the ability of community members to participate, cooperate, organise and interact (Cavaye 2001). The narrowest concept of social capital is associated with Putnam. Putnam defines social capital... ... middle of paper ... ...nternet Sources ================ Trust and action: Social capital and non0govermental organisations http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~poli/NewsandEvents/UGRC2003/miles.pdf. Building social capital http://www

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