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ERIC Number: ED278321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May-26
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
H.O.M.E.: Helping Ourselves Means Education.
Blum-Anderson, Judy
A non-profit program based in Washington State that promotes access to college for low income groups/welfare recipients is described, along with results of research on the program. The H.O.M.E (Helping Ourselves Means Education) program is designed to help welfare recipients leave the welfare system by entering educational institutions. Additional objectives are to: provide information on educational opportunities and aid available to this population; expose these individuals to the academic and life style skills needed to successfully pursue a college education; build self-esteem among participants through assistance in developing communication and other skills; educate colleges and social service agencies about the unmet needs of this population; and educate the general public about the needs and accomplishments of HOME participants. Information is provided on the project's method of information dissemination and its staff/advisory boards. Results of questionnaires completed at HOME workshops in 1985 and 1986 are summarized. It was found that 80.5% of HOME participants were high school graduates, and 32.5% have attended college. The study questionnaires and statistical results are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A