Ethan Cook

"In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact." Les Brown

What this site is all about

The purpose of this site was to go into the city of D.C. to analyze different areas in the city to examine to built environments that have been constructed there. Our inspiration to pick sites throughout the D.C. area came from… Continue Reading →

The Shaw District: Gentrification in the Heart of D.C.

The Shaw area was once known throughout Washington D.C. as a place where gang violence and drug deals took place; however, the neighborhood has seen a remarkable reversal. After years of progress and change, the Shaw district has become a… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Entry 7

“[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205) The concept… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography 10

10. Argument: Mann, Pleasant. “Kennedy Recreation Center Helps Shaw Shine.” MidCityDCNews, Capital Community News, This source is talking about how impactful the new Recreation Center has been in the area of Shaw and why it is important that the… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography 9

9. Exhibit: “Cooperative Play Program – Kennedy Recreation Center.” Department of Parks and Recreation, DC.GOV, 9 Sept. 2013, This source outlines the program that is taking place at the Kennedy Recreation Center. The Cooperative Play Program was designed to… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography 8

8. Background: Emery, Colby. “Gang Violence.” Gang Violence, 1997, This source outlines the old gangs that used to run the streets in DC in the 1970s and 1980s. I picked this source because it discusses the specific gangs that… Continue Reading →

The Springfield Baptist Church: Helping the Area Find Religion

A place where people from all over the Shaw district in the District of Columbia can find religion, the Springfield Baptist Church stands as a place that promotes loving each other and the worship of God. The Springfield Baptist Church… Continue Reading →

Springfield Baptist Church: Serving Others

This picture relates to the concept that I mentioned regarding the pastor’s message of serving other. This image depicts the church’s annual veteran’s day breakfast. The event is meant as a way to give back to the men and women… Continue Reading →

Springfield Baptist Church: The Pastor

This portrait is the head pastor of the church. His name is Reverend Doctor C. Que Hickerson. I wanted to emphasize this man’s importance to not only to the church but also the community that he interacts with. Dr. Hickerson is… Continue Reading →

Springfield Baptist Church: A Community Center

I found this picture on the main site of church’s Facebook page. I chose this picture because it shows that the church is not just a place for people to find God, but that it is a place where people… Continue Reading →

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