Carol Hazard, “Housing Problem Expands in State,” RTD, January 4, 2009

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The number of foreclosures in Virginia doubled during the first 11 months of 2008, compared with all of 2007. Data analyzed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch show 27,938 foreclosures statewide in the 2008 period for all property types, including single-family homes, businesses, condominiums and lots, … Continue reading

Minimising the Condescention of a College-age Temp.

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Posted by: mike903 | April 7, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/minimising-the-condescention-of-a-college-age-temp/ The Youth Life foundation has some large obstacles to overcome in order to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere. Racial and class differences exist between the older volunteers and the younger students. On top of … Continue reading

Overcoming Generalizations

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Posted by: carterquinley | April 5, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/overcoming-generalizations/ Volunteering at Overby-Sheppard Elementary has been the highlight of my semester. When I arrive at Mr. E’s classroom every Friday at 12:30, my adorable little first graders run up to me and give me big … Continue reading

This Research and Youth Life

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Posted by: mike903 | April 1, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/this-research-and-youth-life/ So I finally feel like I see what I will be writing about in this paper … my research angle, if you will. I’ll be looking at the education of students through the lens of … 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

“Zooing”: The Social Scientist’s Dilemma

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Posted by: Justicia | February 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/zooing-the-social-scientists-dilemma/ The weather was beautiful this weekend. It was sunny, but not too hot, breezy, but not too cold. In short, it was a perfect day to take a drive around Highland Park and do some … Continue reading

First day at Overby-Sheppard

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Posted by: lorag19 | February 10, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/first-day-at-overby-sheppard/ Friday was a day of firsts for me. Friday was my first day volunteering at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School. Friday was my first day seeing the area of Highland Park. Friday was the first time since … Continue reading