Student Community: Army ROTC

1. Describe the community – The name of this community is Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps). In this community you get the tools to become an Army officer through classes and field training. All have in common that they want to be disciplined and productive in their college and daily life. 

2.  What is the community’s affiliation – This community is a formal organization in which students enroll to become trained and educated at the same time and to have a chance to learn how to be a leader.

3. What makes this community interesting to you?   Why did you decide to feature this community?

This community is interesting to me because it helps high school and college students become better persons. It also gives college students tuition assistance. I decided to feature this community because I’m interested in enrolling in this community.

4. What activities does the community participate in? 

The Army ROTC celebrates tournaments in which teams from colleges around the United States come to participate and to win to demonstrate who is better. They also help local communities as community service.

5. How can we learn more about the community?

If you want to learn more about the Army ROTC you can go to http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students.html to find more information

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Virtual Community: XBox Live

1. Description of the community –The name of this community is Xbox Live, in this community player go on line to play game and face other players around the world. All members have in common that they go online to play and be the best. Some are occasional players others are full time players.

2.  What is the community’s affiliation –This is an informal community with people who share an activity and a hobby. In this community you can find groups of players or solo players that play for fun and to pass time.

3. What makes this community interesting to you?   Why did you decide to feature this community?

What makes this community interesting to me is that millions of players go online every day to play video games and to interact with other players. I decided to feature this community because I am also an online player; I play Xbox live every time I have the time.

4. What activities does the community participate in, where, when, how? 

This community does tournaments in which you can play face to face with other online players and win reputation online.

5. How can we learn more about the community? 

If you want to learn more about this community you can go to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/

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Local Community: Paintball.

1.Name of the community: The community’s name is Paintball community. This community is based of people that practice the sport in two ways, afficionado and underground. People from all ages get together on Sundays to pass the day playing this adredaline rush filled game. Even when using protection this sport can be a dengerous one. But people that love the sport ignore this and keep coming every sunday to play this exiting game.

2.What is the community’s affiliation? This community is an informal community with people that share the same hobby. People that play Paintball also share the love for paintball markers,this markers are the most important thing in Paintball because without it you can’t play.

3.What makes this community interesting to you?   Why did you decide to feature this community? What makes this community interesting to me is that people that maybe doesn’t know each other work together in teams to achieve a victory. Even if dengerous people keep coming to play week after week no mather if it’s too hot or it’s raining. I decided to feature this community because I practice Paintball and I love the sport. 

4.What activities does the community participate in, where, when, how?  This community participates in tournaments that people from the whole island attend. This tournaments can be played in two scenarios: afficionado or underground. The afficionado is played in Paintball camps that are designed to play this sport. Or underground which is that the game can be played where ever is an abandoned building.

5.How can we learn more about the community? If you want to learn more about this community you can look in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paintball or you can go out and play the game and live the excitement of Paintball.

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Vista Alegre:Community in Struggle

  1. 1.       Describe the community – name, basic information, – what do the members all have in common? 

 The community name is Vista Alegre. This community is located in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. In the past Vista Alegre , being a poor community, was home for many famous people. Some of them are Judge Toro, he was a judge in the superior court. Baseball players Bogie Colon, Jimmy Rosario and Eliseo Rodriguez, Rodriguez catched two no hit-no run to Nolan Ryan. Lucecita Benitez, who won the international voice festival and now is called the national voice of Puerto Rico. Vista Alegre also produced boxers, basketball players and many other professionals. All the members have in common that they are low class. Currently Vista Alegre is under extreme poverty conditions. Over the past several years Dominicans were moving to Vista Alegre and this affected greatly to the community economic problem. Vista Alegre used to be a poor community composed of Puerto Ricans that worked day and night to bring home enough money to feed their families. Now the majority of community is composed of Dominicans that don’t work and live either from the government or by doing illegal activities. As recently as last year, 2010, the F.B.I. (Federal Bureau of Investigations) and I.C.E (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) made a raid in Vista Alegre were hundreds of illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic were arrested for being without a visa, trafficking drugs, and making false papers such as Social security, visas and identity theft. Now the major of Bayamón made a new project were all the old buildings that do not have owners and are invaded by Illegal immigrants, are going to be demolished.

 2.    What is the community’s affiliation – formal (i.e. a religious organization, club, or association) or informal (people who live in a particular area or share a condition, goal, activity, passion, hobby, need, or struggle)?

The community affiliation is that they share the same economic condition and people native to Vista Alegre, people who were born there and have families that have  been living there for many years are struggling with the new comers that took a poor community and turn it into an extreme poor community.

3. What makes this community interesting to you?   Why did you decide to feature this community?

                What makes this community interesting to me is that my family has lived there for over sixty years and they have watched the changes made over the years and they have suffer all the things that the community has suffered. I decided to feature this community to show how something like Illegal Immigration can affect in a big way the lives of many people.

4. What activities does the community participate in, where, when, how? 

Vista Alegre does not participate in any activity, this because the majority people that are living there, the Dominican immigrants, don’t care about doing activities for the community.

 5. How can we learn more about the community (links to other websites, etc.)? 

If you want to learn more about this community you have to go and experience it yourself. You have to meet the people, hear what they have and are going thru and see with your own eyes what are the people of this community are living every day.

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