Throughout the boundaries that we observed, it was easy to conclude that this area could use some tender loving care. The streets are littered, the roads are bumpy and the architecture is broken down and the crime rates are excessive. This is a neighborhood that has not been taken care of, and it definitely/ shows in its presentation. When
How has the suburb Harvey and the residential area of Englewood changed over the course of years? Both neighborhoods and residents have faced much adversity and are struggling in many fields such as unemployment, police brutality, gun violence, schools closing, drugs, and high crime rate. Amidst one of the worst economic times in history, residents are being laid off, which interns lead to a domino effect for many. The differences (similarities) between Harvey and the residential area of Englewood are pronounced, and they deserve rigorous scrutiny.
Streetwise by Elijah Anderson completes our trilogy of books in this class with a compare and contrast study of two Chicago neighborhoods and the ways that they interact with each other. Anderson takes the time to explain the historical context of the spaces and the communities to help the reader understand the complex interactions between people and cultures in Northton and the Village. While Northton was known for being dominated by a strong middle-class black presence, it has shifted dramatically in the time that Anderson did the study. As the middle-class blacks left Northton, there was a distinct rise in poverty, which led to a labeling of the
I am drawn to this segment due to the descriptive quality given to the street itself and the visual impressions I am able to produce as a result of them. The street had been given the ability to imitate various aspects of what would normally be found inside a home. For example, the phrase the empty hat-stand trees, brings a specific image of a trees with long branches that are absent of leaves, reaching towards the sky and awaiting for an item to be hung on them. As well as the snow resembling carpet in the dead of winter. While the houses and apartments were enabled the capacity to have the feeling of being nervous.
It was a distinguished neighborhood, stately houses with sprawling porches made for sipping cold drinks and entertaining guests. Fourteen thirty-seven Twain Street was nestled at the far end the street. The house actually looked out of place when compared to the neighborhood, if it could even be considered a part of the neighborhood. The house was located roughly a quarter mile up the street from the closest neighbor, undiscernible from the woods that surrounded it. I stopped at the gate and regarded the worn house. It was made in the same style as the others in the neighborhood, but something about it made it different. It had character. The paint wasn’t peeling, but it had weathered the long hot sun for many a day and it had begun to form lines, giving the house the impression of a wrinkled and withered old
For this assignment I chose to examine one neighborhood in particular, the far north housing community named Cabrini Green (Chicago’s biggest housing project). The community is ideal for study due to its proximity to the heart of Chicago, as well as its intractable poverty, which since the Great Depression has steadily worsened. Cabrini Green was initially designed to house veterans and their families after the end of World War Two. The apartments made up of a series eight stories high raises, designed to house a total of 3,600 housing units. Due to
Going through change as a kid can be a challenging experience, however when I was eight years old, I went through a relatively big change that I handled fairly well. When I was in the beginning of the second grade, I wanted to switch schools so badly that I begged my parents every night at supper time. I had enough of getting pushed around and being made fun of by the mean girls at school. I had thought most of them were my friends, but they ended up stabbing me in the back and spreading rumours about me. Everyday I would hide somewhere in the playground to avoid being shoved into muddy puddles or have things stolen from me.
At three years old most toddlers have nothing to worry about, but for me – I had some big shoes to fill, so big that I struggle today to amount to all that is expected of me. Most children in my town are raised with the typical two parent figures, but for me all I have is my mother. My dad took it upon himself to leave her with the difficult task of raising three kids under five years old on her own. Although some may look at this as a sad, dysfunctional childhood, I wouldn't change it even if I had the choice to, and here are my reasons why:
Honestly my childhood did not go so well when i was little, I didn't have a precious childhood like some of these other kids had, Because when i was about 1 month old, my momma was on drugs and and she brought me to my grandma’s front porch and knocked on her door and told her here take her because i'm living in my car, and i can’t take care of her, all i had on was a onesie and some socks on, when it was winter, and so my grandmother took me, and i grew up with her every since.
I am a first generation child to have been born in my family, the first generation who is about to graduate high school and the first generation to go to a college and succeed in life.
I was born on August 11th, 2003 on a beautiful morning in L.A Ontario. I am the only child of my parents. When I was six months old, my parents got divorced. My mom and I and my grandma moved to a different house.
Growing up is very difficult. It takes time and responsibility that I thought I had. This summer I quickly realized that becoming an adult is not as easy as a person may think. I had to travel to Oxford for a day by myself, and I learned several lessons such as: always pay attention while driving, make sure to park in appropriate places, and be very cautious while driving in the rain.
When this year began (2015) my writing skills were in a scrabble to be at the level i knew they could achieve. TSi prep has brought me to a whole new level of writing and reading , by thrusting me into college literature and writing samples i feel more advanced in my academics.
When i was little i was a sweet child. I never caused any trouble. I never bothered anybody, I even made straight A’s. But that all changed when we moved to a new neighborhood. When we moved it seemed like a good place at the time. There were kids my age, there was a playground. I thought it would be a great place to live. They first day we moved to our new neighborhood i didn't come outside. I didn't come out that second day or the third the fourth. I was to busy playing games to bother to go outside. It was the fifth day when my mom said “How do you expect to make friends if all you do is stay in there house”?. I said “Yeah, your right I guess ill go outside”. So I went outside roughly about 12 kids were outside playing on the playground so I jumped right inn and started playing to.
Change is the constant thing in the world. From infancy till now many dramatic changes take place in my life physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically intellectually etc.