Credit: By Goran tek-en, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31073914
The uniqueness of Boston is illuminated through the diversity of our own school community. Students and families of Boston Collegiate Charter School come from many neighborhoods in and around Boston. As we studied Boston's economic landscape, we noted the division of the community based not only on income, but often also based on race, ethnicity, or native language.
In our research, we noticed a correlation between the zip code of an individual and their assumed income, educational attainment, home ownership, neighborhood cleanliness, and transportation options.
It became imperative for us to not only examine this inequity, but also engage in conversations about it with our own community and start to think about our own solutions to this problem in our own backyard.
The perspectives in this digital exhibit represent a small sample of the interviews conducted for this project. As scholars, we recognize that no one voice (or group of voices) can represent the diversity of thought, experience, and backgrounds within a community. However, we hope that our neighborhood profiles and narratives can contribute to the conversation of economic inequality in our communities.