ERIC Number: ED043332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Evaluation of the Second Year of Operation of the Contra Costa Mobile Counseling Center.
Gordon, Anthony T.
Second year operations of this mobile center have validated many of the assumptions on which it was founded (see ED 031 243), including a reduction in the communications gap between Contra Costa College and the community at large. While attempts to compare this year's results with last year's can be considered premature, some findings may be of interest. During the preceding 9-month period, over 700 hours of service were provided. This includes individual and small group counseling for 150 people. Of these 150, approximately 50 per cent had an annual family income of $4000 or less, and over half had left high school by the eleventh grade. Sixty-five per cent of the 150 were also either too young to work, or experienced employment difficulties due to a lack of education. Of these, 29 per cent were subsequently placed in college, 11 per cent in job training, and 30 per cent referred to other agencies for counseling or job placement. Of those not placed, many had come to the center only for information, and could not have been placed anyway. A questionnaire completed by 80 counselees indicated that 80 per cent came to the counseling center to receive college or career planning information, 93 per cent felt they were helped there, and 100 per cent would not only use the center again, but would also recommend that their friends use it. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Contra Costa Coll., San Pablo, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California