Social Entrepreneurship, Boaz and Ruth, and Neoliberalism

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The discussion in class this week of Neoliberal Paternalism and its effect on nonprofits led me to consider where Boaz & Ruth and social entrepreneurship in general fits into this system.  Social entrepreneurship seems to fit squarely in neoliberalism.  Essentially, … Continue reading

Fresh Fruits and Veggies

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Posted by: Justicia | April 1, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/fresh-fruits-and-veggies/ Today Luke and I sat out on the porch and talked about tomatoes. We tooks about cherry tomatoes, big tomatoes, tomatoes that were good for sauce making, tomatoes that were good for salads, the works. … Continue reading

3 Highland Park Health Hazards

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Posted by: Justicia | March 24, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/3-highland-park-health-hazards/ There are three major health concerns for the old housings in Highland Park: espestice, lead paint, and faulty electronic lines. Most people don’t notice it, but many of the old houses in Highland Park have … Continue reading

drug deal outside chandler

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Posted by: rachelwildfeuer1 | March 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/drug-deal-outside-chandler/ Today, I was completely zoned out while riding the CCE shuttle to Boaz and Ruth when all of the sudden the shuttle driver asked if we had just seen that drug deal happening. We were … Continue reading

Human Capital Not Just an Abstract Idea

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Posted by: Justicia | February 26, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/human-capital-not-just-an-abstract-idea/ Over the years, the term “human capital” has become the trump card for social scientists; the answer for everything.  For instance, if we have problems in poverty the answer is to invest in “human capital”– … Continue reading

Boaz and Ruth Life Skills

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Posted by: lf3yw | February 17, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/boaz-and-ruth-life-skills/ At Boaz and Ruth, I have not had a chance to have more than a casual conversation with participants in the program. Therefore, most of what I am learning is through observation of their interactions … Continue reading