Conduct a windshield survey of your chosen practicum community. You must complete a thorough observation, visiting the area at least 3 times during different times of the day.
Conduct a windshield survey of your chosen practicum community
Windshield survey Assignment 2, Practicum Activity: Conduct a windshield survey of your chosen practicum community. You must complete a thorough observation, visiting the area at least 3 times during different times of the day.
In addition, you must complete an online search for information regarding the resources and history of the community.
Remember to identify the name and location of your chosen community at the beginning of your written review.
Set up your written paper with the headings listed below.
Your overall paper should be 5-6 pages in length.
40 points total Who do you see when you drive through the community—women, children, people of varying backgrounds?
What do you see–new houses, new industry, abandoned buildings, barriers to movement, and public transportation?
Where are people congregating? Where are there no people?
Visit the community at different times of day.
Does this community have activity that ends before dark or rather starts after dark?
4 points for observations/4 points for research Where are the essential services located in this neighborhood?
This includes faith-based services and buildings (church, mosque, synagogues, or temples), education/ schools, health care, and/or transportation?
Are there paved roads, sidewalks, and recreational areas/parks?
Are some essential services missing from this community?
4 points for observations/4 points for research
What economic indicators do you observe- a “thriving” community such as stores, employment opportunities, maintenance of the homes and streets, or a “depressed” area such as closed businesses, unoccupied housing, lack of young families and schools?
4 points for observations/4 points for research.
When did this area become established as a residential community?
Is there a unique history to this place that is easily known by visiting the area?
Are there recent immigrants or history of new immigrants to this community?
6 points for research.
What is your overall perception of the community?
What strengths/ assets are apparent to you? Are there some possible needs you identify?
10 points for personal reflection and summary
There area I want you to discuss is (SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA)
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