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Evaluation assessment of metropolitan ministries "uplift u™" program and preliminary analysis of collected data

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Title:
Evaluation assessment of metropolitan ministries "uplift u™" program and preliminary analysis of collected data
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Bowers, Robert
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Homelessness
Continuum of Care
Housing First
Poverty
Shelters
Dissertations, Academic -- Anthropology -- Masters -- USF   ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Using the methodology and criteria put forth by the Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (part of the Justice Research and Statistics Association, Washington D.C.), an assessment for evaluation of the Metropolitan Ministries "Uplift U™" Program was conducted using review of data previously collected by Metropolitan Ministries, examination of documents provided by the organization, participant observation, and interviews with Metropolitan Ministry staff. This assessment reveals that there are significant problems in several areas that must be addressed before their program can be formally evaluated; including data collection and organization, outcomes measures, client selection standards, and how the program is portrayed as opposed to how it is actually run. Preliminary analysis of the collected data suggests that there are no relationships between demographic information such as education, employability, or other factors, and successfully completing their program. Further analysis suggests that other factors related to rules, guidelines, and unpopular restrictions are related to the low success rate they have experienced. Based upon a literature review of successful programs, suggestions for improving the outcomes of Uplift U™ are provided.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 2010.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System Details:
System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Robert Bowers.
General Note:
Title from PDF of title page.
General Note:
Document formatted into pages; contains X pages.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - E14-SFE0003414
usfldc handle - e14.3414
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SFS0027729:00001


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