Needs Assessment and Program Design

Client: New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Faculty: Ana Oliveira, Dennis Smith
Team: Megan Burns, Yuri Kim, Rosemary King, Laura Llamedo, Lauren Marten, Lyle Morton
Year: 2012
As part of Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative, The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the Economic Development Corporation, is seeking to develop an entrepreneurship program designed to reach economically disconnected African-American and Latino men in New York City. The Capstone team project included an assessment of the needs and capabilities of this population, research into current programs that might be used as models, and investigation of other City programs that might be used as resources. A final proposal was made to Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs describing the program's design.