Shaunak Sastry, “The Disenfranchised of the South Asian Community”
This research project is about the health experiences of disenfranchised sections of the South Asian community in the Greater Cincinnati area, within the broader framework of understanding the specific health challenges and needs of this community. The goal is to develop local communicative infrastructures geared at health parity for an often-ignored population.
Stacie Furst Holloway, “Giving At-Risk Youth Another Chance”
The project aims to address two needs for Lawn Life with the assistance of undergraduate and graduate students in the Human Resource and Workplace Effectiveness lab. Lawn Life needs to develop a clear evaluation strategy that captures relevant participant data and tangible program outcomes. Through these research efforts, they hope to help Lawn Life expand its services throughout the state so that they can hire, develop, and support even greater numbers of at-risk youth.
Heidi Kloos, “Children Faced with Homelessness”
This research will help UpSpring staff better understand their impact and, as a result, be able to attract more funding to support their vision for children living in transient situations. Their current efforts are geared towards launching an early-childhood program, something that is missing from the services currently offered to homeless families. Student research will provide the necessary data to justify such efforts and point towards how best to carry it out.