Pipeline Project Evaluation

Client: Legal Momentum
Faculty: Ana Oliveira, Dennis Smith
Team: Lizzie Gelber, Yael Kalban, Becca Lewis, Tom Ogletree
Year: 2011
Legal Momentum works with career and technical education (CTE) high schools in New York City to improve the recruitment and retention of girls. Legal Momentum's Pipeline Project seeks to increase the number of middle school and high school aged girls in non­traditional (male­domi­nated) CTE programs, which lead to occu­pations with higher wages, better benefits, and greater opportunities for professional growth. The Pipeline Project currently operates in seven CTE high schools in New York City. The Capstone team developed and implemented a sur­vey­based program evaluation to assess perceptions, attitudes, and decision fac­tors of students, faculty, and administra­tors. The results were used to evaluate the impact of the program and identify opportunities for future program expan­sion.