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ERIC Number: ED503167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
How Community-Based Organizations Can Learn about the Needs and Strengths of Disconnected Young People: Hudson Guild of New York City's Youth Survey Effort. P/PV Case Study
Daniels, Ben; McClanahan, Wendy; Djakovic, Danijela Korom
Public/Private Ventures
In Fall 2007, Hudson Guild--a settlement house that provides services to hundreds of adults, teens and children in two housing developments in New York City--embarked on a study to assess the needs of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who were residing in the community and were disconnected (i.e., those youth who were not in school or not working) or at risk of becoming disconnected. The goal of the effort was twofold: to locate and engage these young people in the community who were not being served and to gather information that would help Hudson Guild create programs that would best meet their needs. This brief, the second in a series relating to disconnected young adults commissioned by JobsFirst NYC, describes the process Hudson Guild employed to learn more about the young people in the community it serves, as the steps taken by Hudson Guild may help inform organizations interested in undertaking a similar venture. JobsFirst NYC funded Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) to provide Hudson Guild with research support on the project: P/PV helped oversee the survey design, provide technical assistance and document the process. The first section provides a snapshot of how the project was developed and implemented. Section two uses Hudson Guild's experience to explore some of the key decisions a community-based organization must make when carrying out this type of project. The appendix includes the survey that Hudson Guild used and a companion decision-making tool that can be utilized by other organizations interested in undertaking a similar survey effort. (Contains 5 endnotes.) [Funding provided JobsFirst NYC.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures
Identifiers - Location: New York