For my research proposal I will be designing a map of the Bronx indicating areas where crime rates are high and adolescents are being hurt or incarcerated. In the past five years I have worked with children in the community center and I have seen a decline in participation with the kids due to the streets and the hours of activities at the community center. So I want to map these Areas so then I could try to propose a different way of trying to get the kids to engage in the programs or trying to keep young adolescents busy rather than being in the streets. So eventually I would love to get more resources around the areas for the kids can have an outlet and more of a safe haven in there community. Since i was young their was always limit timing and spacing for us to engage in activities. Within the city and in The Bronx i could map out on how many facilities that are avaivlable but not being utilize correctly. i belive with appropriate funding and the correct action plan we can save more kids and try to lessen the crime rate aroung our neighborhoods. I think the spacing in the schools should be allowed to be used as well afterschool and the evenings. One thing I know we can’t save all the kids in the neighborhood but even if we can save 40 percent of the kids around our communities then we could allow them to be great citizens.
Our class reading was very interesting this week, the author spoke about New York City but in a different aspect in life. She spoke upon how would the city or the world be if most national landmarks, streets, and statues were mainly woman. She provided us with statistics which shown that only 5 statute of monument in the city was a woman in power and the rest of the 100s of status where of man in power. Now what if all these national landmarks, statues, and streets were mirrored with the statistic of woman and man, would the world be different. If the man in power could be in woman shoes and constantly be reminded on how the woman is alpha rather than the man, how about every street they turn too which its name after a powerful man instead it will be a powerful woman. What would the world be like instead of having over 50th presidents of man and its woman she believes the world would be a lot different Her essay was very interesting especially when she changed the subway map of New York City and every stop was named after a powerful.