15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Center for Economic Progress (Chicago, IL) Sofya studied the impact of the economic crisis on low-income families and community service providers. She conducted community listening sessions and in-depth interviews, identified financial strategies people used to … Read more
15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Veronica brought together parents, community members, school staff, and students to establish a wellness council at a local middle school to improve the health of the middle school community. … Read more
17th Class, 2010-2011 Field Placement: Growing Power (Chicago, IL) While helping with daily farm operations, Page developed a month-long curriculum series on hunger and nutrition for the Youth Corps urban farming program. She conducted a survey of Farm-to-City Market Basket … Read more
17th Class, 2010-2011 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Stefani worked on Chicago’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities partnership, which aims to reduce childhood obesity. Under the partnership she conducted research and interviews about healthier park district vending machine … Read more
Working Towards Wellness: An Assessment of the School Health Environment at Ames Middle School raises awareness about the strengths and challenges of the school health environment in the areas of nutrition services, mental health services, and physical education.