ERIC Number: ED416918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-27
Jumpstart I Summary Report.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B.; Kozeracki, Carol A.
This paper describes the JumpStart project, a two-year grant program initiated by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Center for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) to help community colleges develop entrepreneurship education efforts. Following a brief introduction, findings are presented from an initial review of existing community college entrepreneurship programs. These programs indicate that they tend to function as adjuncts to regular business curricula, lack funding, and operate on an ad hoc basis. The initiation of the JumpStart project is then described, reporting eight community colleges from a total of 44 proposals were selected to receive grants and that funded programs focused on providing entrepreneurship training to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women. Project descriptions and outcomes are then provided for the selected colleges: Texas' Collin County Community College, Pennsylvania's Community College of Philadelphia, California's Contra Costa College, New York's Jamestown Community College, California's Los Rios Community College, Mississippi's Meridian Community College, Colorado's Pueblo Community College, and Minnesota's Rochester Community College. The final section provides an evaluation of the project based on surveys of the colleges and their communities. This segment reports that programs requiring students to register for a set of sequential classes created better networks and had better developed classes than those offering isolated modules. Appendixes provide project letters and forms, a list of responding colleges, and an agenda from a project meeting held in April 1995. (BCY)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Entrepreneurship, Females, Grants, Minority Groups, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: "Submitted to Marilyn Kounilsky, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation." Most pages printed on colored paper.