Press Release: UMass Dartmouth Urban Initiative's High School Interns to Present Report on SouthCoast College Access
Date: October 29, 2013
Department: Urban Initiative
The UI ( http://umassd.edu/urbaninitiative/) conducts applied research, evaluates programs and policies, facilitates collaborations, and provides technical assistance to cities and organizations, serving as a knowledge base for urban policy issues in the region.
Perhaps most importantly, the UI works to engage the UMass Dartmouth community and its surrounding cities and towns. The organization involves UMass Dartmouth undergraduate, graduate--and in this case, area high school--students, in every aspect of its work: students participate in meetings with partners, write project and grant proposals, gather and analyze data, write reports, and conduct presentations in the community. Through these activities, our students benefit not only from the ability to apply classroom lessons in the field; they also become more competitive in the job market by building skills and making connections in the community.
The full report can be found here: http://www.umassd.edu/media/umassdartmouth/seppce/centerforpolicyanalysis/urbaninitiative/College_access_-_FINAL.pdf