Community-supported agriculture

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  • Civic Engagement Experience: Case Study

    Riverview Gardens is unique in that it is self-sustaining organization. Riverview Gardens offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which allows community members to purchase a box of organic produce, each week for 24 weeks. For community members who cannot afford a CSA share, Riverview Gardens offers a Workshare program. It is similar to the CSA share, however, it offers low-income people the chance to volunteer four to six hours a week in exchange for a box of organic produce, each week for 24 weeks. Riverview Gardens offers a variety of programs which do not just “hand out” what people need, but also teach people the skills they need to be successful in the future. In their “Earn a Bike” program, volunteers can earn a reliable bike, helmet, light and lock after only 15 hours of volunteer service; should the bike need any fixing in the future, they make any repairs on site for free. This is a solution…

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  • Lutheran Settlement House Business Analysis

    Lutheran Settlement House is really the only social service agency within the community. It has been providing services to Fishtown and the Philadelphia area since 1902. The services since then may have changed but it’s core mission of “empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” has not ("History | Lutheran Settlement House | Empowering Children, Adults, Families, and…

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  • Community Health Class Reflection

    Beginning this class, I was not sure what to expect because I did not really know what community health was. I signed up for the class to fulfill the requirement for my minor. Throughout this class, I have learned so much about the aspects of the community health, agencies, drug abuse, health rates, and disease types and control. These were all topics that were greatly interesting to me and I feel like the class improved my understanding of the way in which many communities operate. It also…

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  • West Point Hospital Case Study

    The Negotiation As expected the hospital team initially saw the needs of the community as a problem the CCC itself should handle through government programs or by approaching a hospital in another area, West Point Hospital. They expressed frustration with the community and reminded the CCC that the hospital is run on private money from donors and not government funded. It was obvious that the hospital did not feel any responsibility to the community itself, they were concerned with business…

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  • Neighbors May Finally Get Their Way Case Study

    northern Brooklyn while it operated from 1914 to 1982. The hospital served residents living in a community built around industry and considered a rawer area of the city. As the hospital aged, its facilities declined and the level of care which could be provided for patients degraded to the point that the hospital was closed as the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center assumed and could better fulfill the responsibilities to the community. The opening of the new center incentivized the city…

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  • Analysis Of Personal Theology: A Garden Of Community By Lucy Atkinson Rose

    Personal Theology: A Garden of Community Lucy Atkinson Rose’s idea of the sermonic moment continues to strike me as a new and powerful method of developing relationships through sermons. Atkinson Rose proposes the following: “One form of preaching aims to gather the community of faith around the Word where the central conversations of the people of God are fostered and refocused week after week.” In suggesting that we rethink sermons as a shared experience of Truth, rather than truth from the…

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  • JA School Observation Essay

    Within the city of Corpus Christi, there is evidence of economic disparity. I discovered this through my experience with the Junior Achievement (JA) program, and through data collected and observations made on my assigned school and its neighborhood, and of other JA schools in the city of Corpus Christi. All data and observations were collected to show comparisons between each JA school. The information found is valuable because it is important to know about both the physical side of a community…

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  • Maker Education Research Paper

    educators and communities, particularly, those in underserved areas, to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth. Our Vision, every child is a “Maker”. Our Mission, to create more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making (Makered.org, 2016). Values. We currently focus on five key values that support our mission and vision. They are as…

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  • Reflective Essay: Community And Community Connections

    The theme that stood out to me this week was that of community and community connections. In this commentary I will first I will talk about the hindrances that face teachers that are not native to small town communities. I will also address the problems of partnering with colleges and universities while being in a rural setting. Last I will address the idea of sharing personal histories helping student connect to each other through their similarities and differences. This week’s topic of…

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  • Essay On Luogenia Burns Hope

    Lugenia Burns Hope was a twentieth-century civil rights activist and social reformer who worked steadfastly to rebuild black communities using grassroots politics and community ties. Hope was no stranger to hard work. From an early age, Hope worked full time at organizations like Hull House— a settlement organization founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr dedicated to providing European Immigrants with amenities such as daycare services, libraries, employment and education. Her infectious…

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