ERIC Number: ED449483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming: A Case Study. National Service Programs Making Connections with Local Literacy Resources.
Wyoming is the least populous of the 50 states--less than half a million people share a territory of 95,000 square miles, which translates to about one person for every five square miles. Given this geographic reality, the challenges that all national service programs face in recruiting volunteers, building community involvement, and sustaining programs are greatly amplified in Wyoming. But Wyoming appears to have turned its challenges into assets. Local volunteer organizations have learned how to turn inward in their communities, to share resources, to rely on each other for support, and to collaborate on special projects. This case study of Wyoming's national service programs focuses on their making connections with local literacy resources. The case study is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Collaboration between State-Level National Service Offices in Wyoming; National Service Programs in Wyoming (Project PAL in Laramie; Teton Literacy Project in Jackson Hole; America Reads on the Wind River Reservation; America Reads in Natrona County); Non-National Service Programs in Wyoming; and Conclusion (recommendations are offered). (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Literacy, Local Issues, Program Descriptions
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., 101 SW Main, Ste. 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 800-361-7890 (Toll Free). For full text at http://www.nwrel.org/learns/resources/startup/wyoming.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.; Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming