Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Poverty and the educational barriers children cross before adulthood: Effective strategies in reducing the long-term effects of poverty on the educational attainment of school aged children: A grant project
by Lewis, Keahna M., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 59; 1522586
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify a funding source, and write a grant to fund a prevention and intervention program for youth and parents in impoverished neighborhoods who are facing educational losses and barriers due to their socioeconomic class. An extensive literature review increased the writer's knowledge about the relationship between poverty and education. Information about evidence-based prevention programs was gathered and used by the grant writer to design a best practices program for impoverished neighborhoods in Los Angeles County, particularly the South Central area. A search for potential funding sources via Internet, library, and grant funding search engines resulted in the selection of the Weingart Foundation as the best funding source for this project.

The funds will be used to open "Pearl of Hope" in the South Central area of Los Angeles. The objectives of the program are to: (a) increase student's academic performance; (b) facilitate home environments that are conducive to their child's education; and (c) educate teachers of effective ways of working with children that come from poor backgrounds.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koob, Jeffrey J.
Commitee: Lopez, Rebecca A., Potts, Marilyn K.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Social work, Adult education
Publication Number: 1522586
ISBN: 978-1-303-01998-2
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