ERIC Number: ED031151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-5
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A Survey of Community Agency Experience with the SEEK Program.
Dispenzieri, Angelo; Kweller, Irving
Offered by the City University of New York, SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is an educational opportunity program concerned with high school graduates from poverty-area neighborhoods who would not have been admitted to college on the basis of their grades, but who have potential for college in terms of basic ability. A distinguishing feature of SEEK is its close working relationship with community agencies which help to recruit students. The agencies are encouraged to stay in touch with accepted applicants and follow their progress in the program. Constant communication between the program and agencies is necessary to maintain interest and involvement. To gather information about the community agencies and their activities and experiences concerning the SEEK program, a questionnaire was mailed in February 1969 to approximately 1200 agencies. Questions were asked about a variety of areas, including the volume of referrals made and anticipated, community attitude toward SEEK, and satisfaction with SEEK among agencies, communities, and students. The results from the 30% that responded indicated that: while hundreds of agencies had referred applicants to SEEK, hundreds of others had not; referral activity was generally on a small scale (less than 10 per agency in most cases); and the great majority of agencies that made referrals were satisfied with the program and reported satisfaction on the part of their communities and students. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Research and Evaluation Unit for Special Programs.