Northcentral Case Analysis

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Northcentral is a area in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The name of the area is derived from its location, because Northcentral is near the center of North Philadelphia. Northcentral Philadelphia is primarily a low-income neighborhood which is plagued with poverty and crime. The neighborhood seems to have very few opportunities for its residents. However, in the last few years the neighborhood is an upcoming neighborhood with the help of Temple University for which is trying to rebuild and restore the rich history of the community. Northcentral had an historic history of art, music and dance in the community, which was known as the entertainment district in the early 1900s. Cecil B. Moore Avenue was known …show more content…
Some of the houses in the community looks as if it needs to be demolish due to safety concerns. Also, there is numerous abandoned houses that people are still living inside that the city needs to close down and board up. In addition, many people lives in low income and public housing in the community. However, there are many residents that own their houses in the neighborhood. Residents of Northcentral have a strong relationship with their extended family. Often time, you will see three different generations living under one household. In the article, “Finding and keeping affordable housing: analyzing the experiences of single-mother families in North Philadelphia” by Susan Clampet-Lundquist discuss the affordable housing problems that low-income African-American encounter, while living in North Philadelphia. Clampet-Lundquist states “the most common method of securing housing for both groups of women was sharing housing with mothers, boyfriends, or others. All of the women in the study lived with their mothers at some point after the birth of their first child. Mothers served as an early source of housing and these women cycled in and out of their mothers ' households as their children aged (Clampet-Lundquist)”. Most of women that were interviewed states that they despise sharing a house because shared housing often results in overcrowded conditions. In additionally, sharing a house with …show more content…
Strawberry Mansion High School is located on 3133 Ridge Ave Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Strawberry Mansion is the only high school in the neighborhood. The school is overcrowded and there is nearly not enough teachers and administrators to handle the student body. The article, “Strawberry Mansion High School”, writes “At Strawberry Mansion High School, the student body makeup is 56 percent male and 44 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 100 percent (http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/pennsylvania/districts/school-district-of-philadelphia/strawberry-mansion-high-school-17223)”. The high school is a low performing academic school with half of the students scoring below proficiency for English and Math on state performing exams. The school was initially one of the closing schools in the 2013 budget cuts; however the school was saved from

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