Delmont Housing Projects
Type of people who live in the community
The community is comprised of people from low socio economic backgrounds, limited educational backgrounds and skills. The racial residents that comprise the neighborhood are 85% African American, 10% Hispanic and 5% Caucasian.
Type of work the residents do
The residents are blue collar workers. The city has several oil refinery plants surrounding the area. Some of the residents work at the plants, some have mediocre jobs making minimum wage and others are receiving checks from the welfare department.
How and where members of the community interact such as festivals, grocery stores, community events, and so forth
The housing project has a community center for the residents which they patronize quite often. Located near the housing project is a shopping center called Delmont Village ...view middle of the document...
The men are seen cutting the grass and the children are observed and cared for while on the playground. Family members get together and social ize at the community center. They have formed a community watch to rid the community from drug dealers, theft and vandalism. People tend to feel that if the residents are living in a housing project they do not take pride in their community.
What are the community’s responsibilities to the individuals?
The community owes the individuals respect and admiration for their endeavors to keep their community a viable and safe place to live in. The community can help the individuals meet some of the challenges encountered in their setting. Some examples would be quick responses when the police department is called for support and help with stamping out crime and theft. The community and individuals could maintain a relationship of working together to maintain equity in the community. “Community responsibilities are an individual's obligations to the community and include cooperation, respect and participation. The concept goes beyond thinking and acting as individuals to common beliefs about shared interests and life. A basic community responsibility is voting in elections” (Nanzer, 2010).
As a member of this community, what do you think it means to be socially responsible?
“All of us are immersed in a tangle of relationships, so that what we do in our lives is influenced by our ties to others. We develop relationships with people with whom we share a common purpose. People need ties to a community both to accomplish more and better things than they could achieve by themselves and to help them build a more satisfying and rewarding life” (Frankel, 1994). Socially responsible means joining in a united front to forge ahead.
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Nanzer, P. (2010). Individual rights and community responsibilities. Retrieved from