ERIC Number: ED306883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE).
Summerville, Janet R.
The Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE), which is described in this report, is a co-curricular learning, non-profit agency offering over 16 programs to children, the elderly, special populations, and low-income residents in the Chico, California, area and in three state institutions in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Based at California State University, Chico, and under the guidance of an Advisory Board, a paid director, and an office manager, the 50-55 volunteer student staff annually place 1500-2000 volunteers with more than 10,000 clients. The staff is responsible for program planning, volunteer recruitment, screening, training, monitoring, and evaluating. CAVE creates alternatives to traditional education by involving students co-curricularly with the community in helping to provide solutions to particular human needs and problems. Programs include big brother/big sister relationships, tutoring, assistance to disabled children and their families, recreational programs for low-income children, and activities for and with the elderly. A variety of types of program evaluation show the program to be successful. Appended are a CAVE brochure, a detailed administrative report on the program, the 1988-89 budget, a brochure on CAVE's receipt of the 1988 G. Theodore Mitau Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and newspaper articles on the program. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Chico.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.