A City Plagued with the Incurable Disease of Gentrification

Once a location for young christian men to learn how to live a life with a healthy body, mind, and spirit, the Young Men’s Christian Association now attracts many people who are using it as a cheap, subsidized gym. Most YMCA’s have de-emphasized their traditional christian rooted values, but continues to provide an environment intended […]

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Complete Annotated Bibliography

Bates, Allyson M. The Impact of Gentrification on Low-Income Individuals in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, Howard University, Ann Arbor, 2012.http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1356693498?accountid=8285. This article studies the factor that gentrified areas or non-gentrified areas has on the likelihood that a low-income household would leave. They found that no matter where the low-income family is housed they are […]

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Digital Archive: Four

This is the Dwight D. Eisenhower building were the Vice president works as well as many other high ranking government officials. This building is also within walking distance to the former YMCA. This is just another example of the privilege and the prestige of the Dupont area. The YMCA is for people and areas that […]

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Annotated Bibliography 7-10

Works Cited Bates, Allyson M. The Impact of Gentrification on Low-Income Individuals in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, Howard University, Ann Arbor, 2012.http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1356693498?accountid=8285. This article studies the factor that gentrified areas or non-gentrified areas has on the likelihood that a low-income household would leave. They found that no matter where the low-income family is housed […]

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The Warm, Optimistic, Supportive Home Everyone Hopes for, The YMCA

When one goes to look for the website for the old National Capital branch of the YMCA you will find “closed” in large text at the top of the page with a link to a statement from Angie L. Reese-Hawkins the current President and CEO of the YMCA. Whoever wrote the webpage prefaces the link […]

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Work Cited 5&6

Stein, P. (2015, Oct 08). YMCA to shutter facility downtown amid rising competition from gyms. The Washington Post Retrieved from http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1719883519?accountid=8285 This article does a good job at laying out the facts of why the Y left the Dupont area. Many of the reasons being that there was a decrease in attendance, an increase in […]

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