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Others were paid to do auto body work, install the stereo system, and paint the truck in attention-grabbing graphics. And McElwee and Wason have since added an awning. “Architects have to be involved in their immediate surroundings,” McElwee says. “Part of the apartheid evident in West Oakland is manifest in the built environment. Architects are in the unique position of being able to change that and make it better. ” He concedes that Edwards and Ahmadi would have gotten their People’s Grocery truck built one way or the other, and he knows that he and Wason would never have come up with the idea on their own.
He offered to enroll the kids in the St. Paul Family Learning Center, a K–12 charter school that was then operating only at the elementary level, which allowed him to collect state aid on Ellis’s students and earmark the money for Hip-Hop High. They hired a few licensed teachers, and within six weeks the program swelled from an initial fifteen kids to a waiting list of fifty. The students then wanted to get on the computer and learn Microsoft Word and Excel, to learn about graphics and how to design album covers, to learn how to create PowerPoint presentations to communicate their ideas, and to learn how to join the world successfully.
Q. test. ” One kind of intelligence is verbal/linguistic, which describes people who are good with words—writing, reading, and expressing themselves. Second is logical/mathematical, which includes those who are quick with numbers. The 20 percent of the population who are strong in both of these areas find school reasonably easy to handle. That leaves the other 80 percent in varying degrees of discomfort. 17 THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHANGE From left to right, Randy Fielding, David Ellis, Dr. Wayne Jennings, Tony Simons.