Intro to My Website

Welcome To My Website! My name is Jade and within this website you will learn a lot about me and Washington D.C.. Some of what you learn with be based off my research and some will be based on my personal life. I will go into many details on the surrounding area of 7th and S street, pertaining the novel S Street Rising by Ruben Castaneda.

In this novel, Ruben Castaneda explains his life story of how he got to where he is today. In this novel, the area that I document has been an intersection where there has been shooting causing three people’s deaths.

Now in this intersection there has been a change to the demographics. There are new buildings and some old ones that have changed throughout the years. The Northwest Settlement House has definitely changed a lot throughout the years and that is shown in my Essay 1 that is hyperlinked for when someone clicks on “Northwest Settlement House”.  Another business that is in this intersection is Log Cabin Liquors. This establishment has been affected by plenty of the changes that have occurred on this intersection. Another building that has influenced this territory is Progression Place.  There were many expectations that this building had to uphold and it truly has lived up to them. There are plenty of differences between these businesses and buildings like Northwest Settlement House compared to Progression Place. Despite the clout that Progression Place has created, it was not always there and there was definitely a time before.

Not only do I discuss this intersection’s history but I talk about my personal life. I upload many commonplaces that involve all that I have experienced this past semester. All of these posts range from a lot of different things that I have seen throughout my experiences in D.C..

The Washington DC Flag More Famous Than I Thought

My friend Skylar, wearing the t shirt that was given to her by the school during welcome week

American University was handing out plenty of different t shirts during welcome week for freshmen and also just throughout the year. For this time period I did not necessarily look at all of these shirts in depth but after learning about how the Washington DC flag is everywhere and in everything I began to see it all over the place. One of the first times I saw the flag was on my friend’s shirt.  Seeing the shirt made me think back to when we discussed the flag in class and I had to capture it. I was so excited to see where else the flag was. Also I never questioned or knew the symbol before class, probably why I never noticed it around. Another time I saw the flag was at the bus stop. I was waiting for the bus and then I saw it right there at the stop. I never really realized how important and prevalent the Washington DC flag was but I will never forget it now.

Northwest Settlement House In Depth

Northwest Settlement House daycare. Urban Moms and Dads. Web. 9 Apr. 2017.

DC Urban Moms and Dads gives great feedback on all of the current happenings that are occurring within the community. These are real people giving their real opinions untainted and with no bounds.

Dad reading a book to his son

There is a special candid aspect to these types of webpages when people are able to give their opinion. The website allows there to be no bias or reasons for there to be any challenges people need to face by having the authors all be anonymous. The people who comment on these posts believe what they believe and are not influenced by anyone to say something on the website that they do not personally think is true. Some of the people have kind words about the place and others not as much but regardless they are their opinions simple, cut, and dry.

By having these opinions there can be more depth and discussion for my paper. There are going to be more perspectives for my paper rather than just what the people who work at the Northwest Settlement House believe and more than what I think about the place after research. I see plenty of potential within this website to give my paper a different outlook and mindset. This website will give my paper more of a way for the community’s actual opinion to be apart of something rather than just businesses. There will be more of an opinion for the paper instead of just facts which will help build up my point more and give more first  hand evidence.

“Northwest Settlement House Cdc | WASHINGTON DC Licensed Child Development Center”. N. p., 2017. Web. 9 Apr. 2017.

This source gives more specific details in what the Northwest Settlement House and how they typically run day to day activities. There are more technicalities described about the Development Day Care program that is provided within the Northwest Settlement House. The source states that the program administers stimulating and nurturing child care. The ages of the children that they help are from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Northwest Settlement House has the preschool program that is “accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children” which is an absolutely credible organization. Also the hours for the Northwest Settlement House are Mondays – Thursdays from 7 am to 6 pm and then Fridays from 7 am – 5:30 pm. These hours are extremely accessible for the parents and families that are in the nearby area.

The Northwest Settlement House has their way of how they manage their system and this source helps show how the they are helpful to the community that they are located within. The Northwest Settlement House by having such long hours is definitely beneficial for parents who have to work early in the morning at 7 am to those parents that work till late like 6 pm. Most of the parents within this area probably work long hours therefore by the Northwest Settlement House being available in such a fashion is extremely useful and valuable for the parents and families. Also with the Northwest Settlement House being able to watch children from 6 weeks to 5 years old that also gives the parents and families more leeway with their children. If the children can be watched from such a young age then the parents have to opportunity to work and do other activities without having to worry about their young child.