Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

"Making the Grade": An After-School Program for Middle School Students in Compton, California: A Grant Proposal
by Hodo, Miyesha, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 48; 10266488
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to write a grant proposal to fund a comprehensive after-school program that will promote academic success and reduce educational barriers for children from impoverished communities. The program is designed for adolescents between the ages of 10-14 attending middle schools in Compton, CA. The primary goal of the after-school program is to provide academic support and strengthen non academic factors such as social skills, self esteem, health and fitness, and life skills which have been shown to be impacted by poverty. A literature review increased the grant writer’s knowledge concerning the effect of poverty on child development and school readiness among individuals from disenfranchised communities. A literature review also resulted in the identification of information regarding evidence based practices that the grant writer used to create an after-school program. A search for potential funding sources utilizing internet search engines resulted in the identification and selection of the Weingart Foundation for this project. However, the submission of this grant was not required for this academic assignment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Middle School education, Social work, Education
Keywords: Childhood poverty, School readiness
Publication Number: 10266488
ISBN: 978-0-355-09503-6
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