ERIC Number: ED023721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
The Monte Vista Story; An Evaluation Report on the Monte Vista Project; A Training Program for Volunteers in Service to America, June 19-September 10, 1965.
Higman, Howard; And Others
A 1965 summer training program for 90 VISTA volunteers at Monte Vista, Colorado, is described and evaluated in this report. The program was designed to prepare VISTA trainees to work in poverty areas by providing individual helping services and by planning and organizing community action. The trainees lived and worked in Monte Vista, a small agricultural town with a substantial underprivileged Spanish-American population. In addition to learning about poverty and cultural differences, the trainees were taught helping service skills to make the poor more upwardly mobile. Each volunteer was placed for a 1- or 2-day supervised field experience in migrant camps, Project Head Start classrooms, homemaking classrooms for AFDC mothers, law enforcement agencies, and public health and welfare departments. In addition to information on program organization and administration, the report contains anecdotal and general descriptions of the volunteers' field experience and copies of an evaluation questionnaire and resulting data. (BD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Extension Div.
Identifiers: Colorado; Colorado (Monte Vista); VISTA Project; Volunteers in Service to America