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Aspira Inc. Of Illinois: A Tale Of Educational Success?, Christian Rivera-Perez Nov 2007

Aspira Inc. Of Illinois: A Tale Of Educational Success?, Christian Rivera-Perez

Capstone Projects – Politics and Government

In the last several years many initiatives emerged with the purpose of reforming how education is practiced in the urban setting. From the voucher system to the creation of charters, all had the same goal; the delivery of quality education to underserved youth. Through the discussion of ASPIRA educational elements, I seek to present an alternative combination of elements that promotes success among those groups that historically has been disengaged.


Making Tifworks Work For Chicago: An Examination Of Illinois Workforce Development Programs, Amanda Hudson Aug 2007

Making Tifworks Work For Chicago: An Examination Of Illinois Workforce Development Programs, Amanda Hudson

Capstone Projects – Politics and Government

National and state governments understand the importance of an educated skilled workforce and have implemented support and training programs to assure the well-being of our nation and its employees. Listening to the news, it is impossible to ignore the headlines. Jobs are going overseas. “Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced by a lower-paid equally skilled worker thousands of miles away.” (Farnsworth. 2004.) According to Greg Mankiw the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, “outsourcing white-collar jobs is inevitable.” (Farnsworth. 2004.) America needs to create and maintain ...


Mikva Challenge: Are We Misleading Ourselves? A Long-Term Evaluation Framework For An Organization In Transition, Jeremy Richart Jul 2007

Mikva Challenge: Are We Misleading Ourselves? A Long-Term Evaluation Framework For An Organization In Transition, Jeremy Richart

Capstone Projects – Politics and Government

Organizations are continually evolving to meet changing demands and expectations on their resources, personnel and programs. In order to continue to be successful, an organization must analyze itself to understand what changes are required and why an organization should make them. This analysis often involves both a shortterm and long-term evaluation to great a more complete understanding of an organization, before any changes are implemented. However, organizations often do not have an evaluation plan with which to judge long-term effectiveness of its programs, preferring to concentrate on short-term, cyclical evaluation processes. As a result, in this paper, a detailed foundation ...


Serving The Young: A Volunteer’S Assessment Of Youth Development Non-Governmental Organizations In Northern Kazakhstan, Daniel Wienecke Mar 2007

Serving The Young: A Volunteer’S Assessment Of Youth Development Non-Governmental Organizations In Northern Kazakhstan, Daniel Wienecke

Capstone Projects – Politics and Government

This report will provide a summary of professional and academic activities related to my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan, Central Asia.

This report is first and foremost the story of my Peace Corps experience, told from the perspective of an NGO Development Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) serving at youth development organizations and educational institutions in northern Kazakhstan. The foundation for my service has been rooted in my graduate studies at the Illinois State University Stevenson Center and through my Peace Corps training.