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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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    Before and during the settlement house movement, conditions in the city slums were horrific. Sanitation was deplorable, most waste, human and otherwise, was thrown into the street and people lived in tenement houses where if one was lucky, their family got an entire room. People’s working conditions were not much better, they worked with heavy machinery in factories from dawn till dusk, averaging 14 hour days throughout the year and still didn’t make enough to properly support their family.…

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    Knight, born in 1941, is a retired professor of church history at the theological seminary at Andrews University. His books include the Adventist Heritage series, the Ellen White series, and a devotional Bible commentary series. Just last year, in 2014, he was considered to be the “best-selling and [most] influential voice,” ever since Ellen White, for the past three decades within the denomination. Throughout this book, Knight traces the theological journey of the Seventh-day Adventist church…

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    The decades following the Civil War were a time of explosive growth for the United States, by the end of the Nineteenth century American economic wealth dwarfed that of its former colonial overseers. With this growth came challenges, the growing disparity between the wealthy and the poor led to deplorable and unsafe working conditions as the demand for production and more wealth for business owners became a more powerful motivator than human life and safety. This increase in economic success had…

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    Jane Addams is an early leader in woman’s suffrage and a pioneer settlement worker in social reform in the United States. She is an exceptional woman who advanced the welfare of working class for adults and children, by political advocacy and by providing practical opportunities. She wanted to help immigrants with education and to have a better life in the city. She believed that women should make their voices heard in legislation and should have the right to vote. Addams studied the effects of…

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    As a child, having rules to follow wasn’t unheard of with my family. There was always a way to behavior with friends/family, at school, at home and out in the street. Often I found myself getting into trouble because I didn 't listen and also the fact that I always found some kind of way to slipping out of having to doing something that I knew I was supposed to do. But out of all the people in my family my mom was the strictest. When expectations set high, not meaning them meant my siblings and…

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    In the short story, interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri incorporates symbols to help the reader better understand the relationships that are shown. The symbols vary from objects to actions. Often times these symbols can be overlooked and rendered meaningless, but with intent examination they can help us better understand the story and the relationships that are portrayed. Interpreter of Maladies is a story centered around a family and their tour guide. This family includes a Mrs. Das, Mr.…

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    When you feel your bubble break, you feel a sense of trying to overcome this obstacle. When you feel your heart torn apart, you have the need to stitch it back together. When you feel the walls have been leveled and what’s left is the rubble, you in desperation cling to your last hope. I felt the reverberations shaking the foundation I had. Weeping as the foundation shook and shook, I felt at moment tranquil. Suddenly, after overcoming an obstacle barely, I felt my whole world losing it’s…

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    Sequence is a learning pattern in today 's world and I am one point shot of using it as needed. I do avoid this though, mainly because I hate schedules and for the most part, it 's because it mentally exhausts me to have an organized life. Who has that? I can 't live by a calendar. On the other hand, I do use post-it sticky notes through out the day at home and at work because I am very forgetful. If I didn 't use them, I will be in so much trouble not completing tasks or projects at my work;…

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    In the classroom, you have many things that can help you faster. Such as an instructor/ teacher, other students, and also you can learn from others with the help and different ways of doing and thinking things. Online however, is better to me because you have to force yourself to read, do homework, and make sure you have the right management. Where in school you may not have to work as hard because there are others around and some people like myself can get easily distracted. At home on the…

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