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Community Asset Mapping Raquel Staten Donna Zautner-Mallett And Maríaelena Huizar
Community And School Victorville Community Del Rey Elementary School
Geography Victorville is located North of the Inland Empire between San Bernardino and Las Vegas, and located within San Bernardino County, which is approximately 97 miles from Los Angeles It includes more than 74 square miles, and it is located 2,875 feet above sea level The climate is mostly mild year-round. The rainfall could reach up to 6 inches per year. The windy conditions help keep the valley practically smog free Zip Codes included – 92392, 92393, 92394, Population – 77,000 includes unincorporated Mountain View Acres and Spring Valley Lake Incorporated to a city on September 21, 1962 Known as the Home of the San Bernardino County Fair
History / Architecture 5,000 years ago, primitive men dwelt in caves in parts of the Mojave Desert Rancherias - Summit Valley, Baldy Mesa and Hesperia Brush huts peopled Serrano Indians AKA Shoshonean Nov first train traveling from San Diego to the East passing through the Victor Valley region The city of Victor changed to Victorville, which was given by the Southern California Railway, subsidiary of the Santa Fe Railroad 1890’s - The Turner residence is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Victorville – built on Seventh Street - later moved to Sixth Street A tiny jail is still standing on E. Street in Victorville
History / Architecture Old Sheriff’s Office – Currently stands between City Hall and the San Bernardino County Court Offices The Chantry House – Purchased by Robert Chantry in 1917 is one of the first houses in Victorville Early 1900’s - McDougal Cottage was owned by a Scottish seaman The Barrel House – Restaurant and Jewelry Store – Barrel House Liquor Store Methodist Church on “B” and 5 th Street The First National Bank - First located on 6 th Street and moved to 6 th and “D” Street in It remained at the same location until 1931
History / Architecture Victor Valley Memorial Park - First cemetery in the area Old Victor School - In 1960, it was used as storage; from , it was restored; on July 2 nd, 1985, it started to function again. It depicts the Chicago School of Architecture with hardwood floors Victorville Hardware – Today is Western Outdoor Power Equipment Co., Inc U.S. Highway Victor Valley High School The Victorville “V” is the landmark for the high school
History / Architecture Victor Valley Jr. High School Gymnasium The San Bernardino County Fairground Sign - Its neon art sign was popular in the forties USO Building; in 1945, it was remodeled for a Park and Recreational District, which changed its name to Victorville Community Center located on 8 th street Green Tree Inn Sign - it is the landmark symbolizing Victorville
Organizations That Exist In The Community The characteristics of downtown consist of old buildings, which have been moved or restored, while others are still being built as new. Lioness Club/Rotary International, Victor Valley Optimist Club, City of Victorville, Inc., San Bernardino County Probation Department, Victor Valley Women’s Club, H.D. Flower #93, B.P.O.E., Lions International, Disabled American Veterans, Kiwanis International, Desert Communication United Way, High Desert Lodge # 107, Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce, etc.
Today, Victorville is the largest commercial center between San Bernardino and Las Vegas. Good for business –Southern California Logistics Airport and the Business Park offer opportunities for industries and distribution users The Redevelopment Agency facilitates the use of tax revenues for infrastructure improvements within its jurisdiction. In recent years, businesses such as COSTCO, BIGLOTS!, 99 CENTS’ STORES, WENDYS, FOOD 4 LESS, KING RANCH MARKET, GOODWILL, and many others are joining the retail and distribution forces including non-profit organizations in the Victorville area Affordable quality-built housing and good city planning create an attractive place to live Organizations That Exist In The Community
Reflection/Debriefing We were amazed by how our past is rich in historical romance and tradition in which we were all engaged in discovering the historical sites we never knew existed We realized that work opportunity is based on minimum wage in most of this area Victorville is a church going town with a vast amount of different churches/religions-Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Buddhist, etc. Victorville’s ethnic population is 47% White, 34% Hispanic, 12% African American, 3% Asian, and 4% others We observed no trash, graffiti or potholes and minimum construction by Interstate 15
Reflection/Debriefing We were surprised by Victorville’s statistics: –School enrollment: 17,500 –Dwellings including apartments: 26,500 –Elementary Schools: 13 –Middle Schools: 3 –High Schools: 2 –2 Area Hospitals: 1700 employees –Daily Press Newspaper: 160 employees –Victorville Bus Transit System
Reflection/Debriefing Civics: Students can learn about our community and its services by getting involved in service learning projects that relate to the school and the community. We learned to appreciate and respect the various cultures within the community. Community mapping helps us reach out to our communities in reference to the students needs and an understanding of their cultures The socio-economic backgrounds of students reflect an extension of their community. Helping the community: educating and involving parents and students with out reach programs in the school This experience helped us develop sensitivity to the needs of the students in the community and broadened our understanding of their environment
3 to 6 Block Area From Del Rey Elementary Students walked and/or took the bus with walking guards on the main cross streets. Safety was at an utmost importance Main streets are always busy coming in and out of the school’s grounds Positive places: kids hang out with friends at home, parks, Community/Recreational Centers and Library Interviews: We were given a hard time by the school’s staff with taking pictures, walking and talking within its facility
3 to 6 Block Area From Del Rey Elementary 5 Churches: Catholic, Baptist, Jewish and Christian non- denominational Victor Valley Beauty College 2 School Districts: High/Middle School and Elementary Small Mexican goods and services/businesses: restaurants, fast food, upholstery shops, notary, grocery stores, medical clinics, auto repairs, etc. (with many signs written in Spanish) Other small businesses: flower shops, beauty salons, glass shop, liquor stores, car dealers, fast food restaurants, auto repairs, motels, dry cleaning, etc. Racial mix is mostly Hispanic, some African American, Asian, and other community groups
3 to 6 Block Area From Del Rey Elementary Housing: Some new dwellings, older homes, apartments, trailer/mobile homes Victorville Library Historical Route 66 and its Museum 2 large parks Amtrak Train station 2 Fire Departments 1 Memorial Park 1 Hospital Drug Stores Interstate 15 1 Community/Recreational Center available for youth and families The Gem & Mineral Club Historical plaques: Route 66 Museum, Turner home, Tiny Jail, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Green Tree sign and Fair Grounds sign, etc.