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  1. drglose Post author

    Dear Donna,
    You have done a good first attempt, however you are missing some important information. The community board number does not refer to the telephone number but rather a numeric number from 1-18 in Brooklyn. You did not answer the health status information. B

  2. Bernice Boateng

    Bernice Boateng
    HUS-2307 Community Organizing & Development
    Dr. Glose.
    October 1, 2014
    Questions about your community:
    1. What is your home zip code? 11234
    2. Does your community have a name? If so, what is it? Yes. The name is Mill Basin
    3. What is the number of your Community Board? Briefly state its purpose. The Community Board number is 18. Community board deal with land use and zoning, identifying community needs as part of the City’s budget process, enforce laws and working with government agencies to improve the local delivery of services. They are more concerned with problems dealing with the community and its residents.
    4. Who is the President of your Community Board? The President is Flo Hirsch.
    5. Who is the District Manager of your community Board? The District manager is Dorothy Turano
    6. Who is your current New York City Council Member? What communities does s/he serve? What Council committees does s/he serve on? The current New York City Council Member is Alan N. Maisel of 46th District. The communities he serve on are Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Starrett City, Flatlands, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Gerritsen Beach, and Sheepshead Bay. Committees he serve on is Community Development, Education, Parks and Recreation, State and Federal Legislation, and Veterans.
    7. Who is your New York State Assembly Member? The New York State Assembly Member is vacant. The last person that held the position was Alan N. Maisel.
    8. Who is your New York State Senator? The New York State Senator is Carl Kruger.
    9. Who are Your U.S. Senators? The U.S. Senators are Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer.
    10. Who is your U.S. Congressional Representative? U.S. Congressional Representative is Hakeem Jeffries.
    11. What are the basic demographics of your community? The population is estimate to be about 204,601. Male is 94,887. Female is 109,714. 67,303 (34.6%) are White non Hispanic, 98,714 (50.7%) are African-American, 7,203 (3.7%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 254 (0.1%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 854 (0.4%) of some other race, 4,469 (2.3%) of two or more race, 15,886 (8.2%) of Hispanic origins. 48% of adults aged 25 years and older have completed some or all of a college education
    12. What is the health status of your community?
    More than 1 in 4 women in Canarsie and Flatlands are not getting timely mammograms for breast cancer, and breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in this community
    Babies in Canarsie and Flatlands are more likely to be born with low birthweight than babies in NYC overall, and the infant mortality rate is also higher in this community. More than 1 in 3 adults in Canarsie and Flatlands are overweight, and another quarter of adults are obese
    13. What are the crime statistics? The total number of crimes is 1,089. Burglary has 164 counts. Felony Assault has 147 counts. Grand Larceny has 542 counts. Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicle has 78 counts. Murder has 8 counts. Rape has 9 counts. Robbery has 141 counts.
    14. Briefly describe the educational/cultural resources. There are seven elementary schools and one middle school. There are no theaters or museums. There are couple of libraries. There are historical areas as Bergen Beach is where European and Native Americans settle and the Floyd Bennett Field had relation to the planes of World War II.
    15. Briefly describe the recreational resources. There are 23 parks for children to play from toddlers to teenagers. These parks have jungle gyms, slides, basketball courts, baseball fields, sprinkles, and pools. They 19 sports facilities and 7 health care facilities. They have an Aviator Sport Center, where are courts, fields, ice skate rink, gymnastics center, fitness center bowling alley, and arcade.
    16. Briefly describe the religious/spiritual institutions. There are many religious/spiritual institutions. Some institutions are Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist, Jewish, and Temple.
    17. Briefly describe the financial and business institutions in your community.
    There several banks in the neighborhood like Chase, TD, Citibank, and Capitol One. There many supermarkets and small groceries, like Foodtown, Key Food, Walbums, and deli stores. There are clothing stores in Georgetown, Kings Plaza and etc. There are pharmacies like DunaeReade, Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens. There are 114 restaurants with an ‘A’ rating. 17 restaurants with a ‘B’ rating. 4 restaurants with a ‘C’ rating.
    18. Briefly describe the infrastructure of your community. The roads are average. They fixed them couple years ago reduced bumps, potholes, and uneven pavement. The traffic lights work great and people obey the red stop sign at times. At times, the city cut and trim some trees down. We do not have tall buildings in the neighborhood.
    19. Based on your research an walkabouts, identify 3 of you community’s strengths and assets:
    a. There is diversity and people have block association where they do a big sweep on their block or have a block party.
    b. The neighborhood is quiet and not crowding.
    c. Access to different things in a walking radius like food, clothes, medication, education, churches, laundry, hair salon, and etc.
    20. Based on your research and walkabouts , identify and prioritize 3 issues of concern to you about your community:
    a. Problem community is experiencing is the 911 dispatch system has crashed several times. This result in 90 minutes of downtime. This is very serious because it can end up many people dying if this happens on a very serious emergency.
    b. Transportation: there are no subways near us. When it is late and early in the morning, buses run slow.
    c. Burglary, robbery and grand larceny are have high rates.
    21. Human services ethical standards speak about our profession’s concern for individuals, families, communities, and society. Why should human services professionals care about communities and society? Human services professional care about communities and society because communities and society effect the individuals. If the community is in bad shape, an individual will effect where their stress and well being might decrease. Positive communities might uplift an individual. Besides individuals, human service professionals also works in communities to help with their problems and ecourage positivity.


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