Efp1 Task 2

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EFP 1 Task 2 It is amazing to see how our world is changing. With the advancements in technology, travel, and communication we have taken on a whole new identity than what they had even 15 years ago. We are seeing this in how cultures are crossing borders and diversity is being accepted as a new and excited part of our everyday lives. In our small organization of The American Falls Theatre Guild, we are seeing these same changes. According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of Hispanics in the United States has risen by about 25% since 2003 (2014). We are seeing that same increase in those that come and volunteer in our theatre. We are also seeing a change in the age of our volunteers. The latest US Census data tells us that the American working population is aging. People are working to a much later age and putting off retirement. This change is being reflected in our volunteers in that we have many more young people wanting to volunteer because the older population is still working. One other major change that we are seeing in the theatre is the number of overweight and obese volunteers is also increasing. This coincides with what the nation is seeing. According to the Center for Disease Control website, ” There was a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States from 1990 through 2010.” (2014) One thing that we are finding to remain rather consistent at the theatre is the number of male and female volunteers. However according to Shrestha and Heisler in The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States (2011), the number of working women has been on the rise. Because of the cultural changes we are seeing at the American Falls Theatre Guild, there are some practices that we may need to take a look at to make sure we are not excluding or offending anyone. Communication is always a large issue when dealing with volunteers. Trying
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