Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2015-2016 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with Carver County. In response to changing demographics in Carver County, Eastern Carver County School District and County Public Health Department staff were looking for ways to better engage with the growing Latino population in the county. The goal of this project was to determine barriers that prevented Latino families from participating in a family literacy program for those with children aged 0-5 offered by Independent School District 112. Project leads Jennifer Anderson from Carver County Public Health and Jackie Johnston from Eastern Carver County School District worked with a master of public health student to identify the primary barriers to participation, which included lack of time, lack of transportation, and confusion about the purpose and organizational structure of the program. The student's final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by a School of Public Health student enrolled in PUBH 7784: Public Health Administration and Policy Master's Project (Dr. Kirk Allison, advisor) in spring 2016, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master of public health degree.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Latino Community Engagement through Family Literacy Programming.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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