A Policy Analysis of the Educational and Service Needs of Adolescent Girls in NYC

Client: Citizen's Committee for Children of New York
Faculty: Dennis Smith and Ana Oliveira
Team: "Rachel Burton, Jessica Knevals, Laura Stein, Jean Sung"
Year: 2008
"For this project, Capstone members conducted research and fieldwork that were used to develop a public policy and advocacy agenda to inform and improve the education and youth service system's response to the service needs of adolescent girls in New York City. Capstone members prepared a literature review assessing the current state of the needs of adolescent girls in New York City, as well as how education and youth service institutions currently address these needs. The Capstone team interviewed key stakeholders in education and youth service institutions and conducted focus groups with adolescent girls in New York City. The final product was a report delivered to the Citizens' Committee for Children offering programmatic, legislative, and budgetary solutions that will be used to improve services for adolescent girls in the areas of education and youth development. "