lesson 1 - Local I live in a neighborhood called East...

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Local I live in a neighborhood called East Flatbush in New York. As with most urban environments, the problems I most frequently run into are poverty, education, pollution, unemployment, and crime/drugs. In much of my community, individuals, for some reason or another, aren’t as inclined to stay in school; and even if they do, they don’t have the motivation to go much further than high school. This tends to be a causative factor in some of the other issues such as unemployment (due to the fact that employers are less likely to hire those without adequate education levels); poverty (since unemployed individuals usually don’t make income); and crime/drugs (in the absence of employment this tends to be the source of income for some individuals). As stated earlier, I believe that everything stems from the education problem. The lack of motivation that some of the people in my neighborhood have, and their resulting turning to an “easier” form of generating income, is critical in the sustenance of the other issues. Pollution may be considered an outlier except that if money generated by community members is pumped back into community endeavors such as block cleanups, the pollution issue can be remedied. Some other environmental issues are health issues due to the large amount of fast food restaurants in the
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lesson 1 - Local I live in a neighborhood called East...

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