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    D. Company Analysis Background & Context Initially founded as Everett City Lines in 1893, Everett Transit is the public transit authority for Everett, Washington. This organization was created in order to help fill the transportation void of near the turn of the century. People needed a reliable way to travel from one location to another, and thus Everett Lines was born. Dissimilar from the rest of Snohomish County, who operate under Community Transit, Everett Transit operates its own city wide program. In 1969, Everett Transit was integrated as a department within the City of Everett. Everett Transit currently employees just shy of 100 drivers, covering 11 primary routes. Head quartered at Everett Station, it works side by side with other…

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    Introduction The idea of a sustainable community too many seem far out of reach; however with science and technologies advancing in this new generation, sustainable communities are within our reach. In Scientific American Kaid Benfield describes a sustainable community as one in which pollution, water contamination are things of the past and natural resources are all being used less. Kaid Benfield is the project director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The vision of communities…

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    adaptations and improvements to three key areas of the community and city design: (1) the physical and built environment; (2) the social environment; and (3) housing. Physical and built environment Menec et al. (2011) describe the built environment as comprising the outdoor spaces (e.g. green spaces, parks, walking trails), buildings and natural environment of a community, such as its air and water quality. The physical and built environment are important factors in age-friendly community…

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    When first prompted with the assignment to volunteer 20 hours somewhere off the University of Minnesota’s campus, I was quite stressed out because I was not sure how I would find the time. However, as I was reading through the list of possible locations to volunteer, one particular place grabbed my attention. The name of this place was Waite House, and thankfully it is the organization where I am currently engaging in my service-learning. Waite House is located in the Ventura Village…

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    Community Beliefs

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    Regardless if a community is a sports team, a religious group, or American society, communities give their members some set of perks. These are opportunities the members would not ordinarily receive on their own. Although some opportunities are for the benefit of their members, some opportunities extend outside their population into other communities. Not only are there potential opportunities to gain knowledge and experience when two or more communities begin to intertwine, there is also a…

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    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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    The importance of community service has been interlaced into the majority of the nursing classes I have had at the bachelor’s level and the master’s level of education. Being active in community service has been presented as a cornerstone of my nursing career in the work place as a leader within my organization. I am learning now that being involved in community service holds true for the nurse educator as well. Dawson & Freed (2008), state that “professional nurses have a commitment to…

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    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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    At the University of Connecticut, located in Storrs, Connecticut, all first-year students are required to live on campus. The University provides several housing options, including thematic communities like Honors Program housing or Business Connections Learning Community housing, gender-inclusive housing, and standard co-educational, non-thematic options. Regardless of a student’s housing selection, the student will live in a community that is maintained by Resident Assistants. Depending on the…

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    Community Meeting

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    For the purpose of this assignment, I decided to use a recent community meeting of my residential neighbourhood back home in Calgary; Meadowlark Park. Meadowlark Park is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in the city, located in the SW quadrant, there are approximately 275 homes and just over 600 residents. Being located next to the largest and most popular mall in the city, as well as two of the major roadways (Glenmore Trail and Elbow Drive), the community itself has developed and gone through…

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