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  • Understanding the economic impact of parks | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    Leaders 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows faculty faculty directory faculty awards about message from the dean leadership advisory council our schools transforming communities news news archives events convocation career internship fair signature events day of service speaker series past talks democracy conference jobs news and events return Understanding the economic impact of parks Monday May 4 2015 1 05pm The benefits of parks seem obvious bringing social cultural and environmental impact while at the same time working to minimize pollution crowding But is it also possible to demonstrate how an investment in public parks can provide an economic return That was the question posed to Arizona State University researchers by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department In an era of stiff competition for public funding philanthropic support and private sector investment it is critical for parks and conservation organizations to go beyond touting the quality of life and health benefits afforded by a parks system Understanding the economic benefits and impacts of parks and open space are critical in telling a well rounded story said R J Cardin director of Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Deepak Chhabra a professor in the School of Community Resources and Development led the study with help from graduate research assistant Eric Steffey and doctoral student Shengnan Zhao Based on survey data from park visitors to eight iconic parks six in Maricopa County and two that span into Pinal and Yavapai counties the team ran impact studies for each park as well as an aggregate study on the Phoenix metropolitan area For an economic impact study you must first define a visitor second determine the total number of visitors to an attraction and third to see where they are spending money said Chhabra Spending was broken into categories such as camping and lodging fees eating and drinking and shopping The team also looked at types of spending direct spending where a visitor shops and provides a direct benefit to a vendor indirect spending when a vendor purchases from another vendor and induced where employment is generated Although the positive benefits these open spaces provide to us are profound many are intangible and difficult if not impossible to quantify However in working to inform policy and planning numbers matter said Stacie Beute of the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance The results were good We were able to show how much is generated after costs for every dollar invested by Maricopa County parks said Chhabra Overall we found that for every dollar invested approximately 1 40 was generated after costs Chhabra noted that while individual park returns varied it is difficult to determine why The size of the park and amenities offered all differ and could factor in Yet it provides feedback to the parks on how they might improve results The county is very good at researching data and impact said Carlton Yoshioka in the School of Community Resources and Development We frequently work together on customer research studies and they use the information to guide better

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/understanding-economic-impact-parks (2015-06-13)
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  • Giving former foster youth a head start on college preparedness | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    directory faculty awards about message from the dean leadership advisory council our schools transforming communities news news archives events convocation career internship fair signature events day of service speaker series past talks democracy conference jobs news and events return Giving former foster youth a head start on college preparedness Monday May 4 2015 1 02pm In 2013 Arizona passed Senate Bill 1208 which provides university tuition waiver for former foster youth up to age 23 More than 800 young adults who age out of the foster care system in Arizona are eligible to take advantage of this benefit Yet the financial assistance is only one hurdle that former foster youth face A new program has received funding from Arizona State University s Women Philanthropy to support 50 entering freshmen who are former foster youth giving them access to specialized programming before coming to ASU s campus Many former foster youth simply do not have the same support systems as their peers from stable housing to role models explains Cynthia Lietz associate dean in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions Without the preparation and resources these challenges can easily derail students from pursuing and achieving a college degree We are adapting existing resources to meet the unique needs of these young adults said Jeanne Hanrahan liaison University Academic Success Programs Administration We can provide a landing place for youth to enter ASU get prepared for college life and get connected to a safety net that will support them to graduation The first cohort of students will participate in a one week program before the start of the fall semester In addition to getting oriented to the campus and the resources available the programming helps students build life skills and a circle of friends As a former foster care child

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/giving-former-foster-youth-head-start-college-preparedness (2015-06-13)
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  • Osher summer program registration opens | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    Ph D social work Ph D minors certificates executive continuing education ASU Online ASU around Arizona admissions how to apply financial aid and scholarships schedule a visit request information graduate students transfer students transfer student orientation resources for veterans resources for former foster youth student life campus life get involved student organizations internships student achievements study abroad academic advising summer classes research initiatives centers institutes global engagement Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows faculty faculty directory faculty awards about message from the dean leadership advisory council our schools transforming communities news news archives events convocation career internship fair signature events day of service speaker series past talks democracy conference jobs news and events return Osher summer program registration opens Monday May 4 2015 10 23am Registration opens May 5 for the 2015 Summer Session at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute OLLI at ASU The noncredit summer classes meet during June at five valley locations Nearly 30 stimulating and educational courses range in topic from music appreciation and science to Arizona history and literature A sampling of this summer s course titles includes Shakespeare 2016 The Evidence for Evolution Spirituality in American Poetry The Language of American Politics Navajo Society Living Traditions and Culture American Music Melodies Berlin Cohan and Copeland Along Route 66 Writing Vivid Memoir Courses are open to adults age 50 and over OLLI at ASU semester membership is 15 If you have a Spring 2015 membership it will apply to summer semester registration Classes range in price from 10 35 Registrations are being accepted online by mail and in person For more information visit lifelonglearning asu edu or call 602 543 6440 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ASU is located at ASU West campus ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Tempe Public Library

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/osher-summer-program-registration-opens (2015-06-13)
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  • Champions of Change honored at White House event | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    administration MPA public policy MPP public safety leadership administration MPSLA social work MSW sustainable tourism MAS community resources and development Ph D criminology criminal justice Ph D public administration and policy Ph D public administration and policy urbanism Ph D social work Ph D minors certificates executive continuing education ASU Online ASU around Arizona admissions how to apply financial aid and scholarships schedule a visit request information graduate students transfer students transfer student orientation resources for veterans resources for former foster youth student life campus life get involved student organizations internships student achievements study abroad academic advising summer classes research initiatives centers institutes global engagement Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows faculty faculty directory faculty awards about message from the dean leadership advisory council our schools transforming communities news news archives events convocation career internship fair signature events day of service speaker series past talks democracy conference jobs news and events return Champions of Change honored at White House event Friday May 1 2015 5 01am On Friday May 1st the White House honored Champions of Change that demonstrate how national service creates pathways to economic and employment opportunities Through the longstanding AmeriCorps VISTA program and supporters of the Employers of National Service initiative America is reaping the fruits of its commitment to national service Jonathan Koppell dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions moderated a panel focused on Employers of National Service ASU is the first university to become and Employer of National Service View the broadcast here AmeriCorps VISTA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and its continuing commitment to fighting poverty through local collaborations that address our nation s most pressing challenges In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps President Obama announced the Employers of National Service

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/champions-change-honored-white-house-event (2015-06-13)
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  • ASU and Westward Ho Launch Innovative Partnership | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    ASU and PAG CDG Westward Ho developers and property managers John Bentz president of PAG said This is a rare project for HUD due to the lease and the related programming in the facility We are proud that it is happening right here in downtown Phoenix The College of Public Service and Community Solutions is leasing 15 000 square feet of space on the first floor of the Westward Ho building but this is not the beginning of the relationship ASU nursing students currently provides residents with health services such as blood pressure checks nutritional help and disease prevention programs The expanded facility will also give residents access to counseling referral services community assistance as well as educational and cultural enrichment opportunities The clinic will provide hands on experience and professional development training for students majoring in social work nutrition therapeutic recreation and nursing We could not be more excited about this unique opportunity to put the design imperatives of Arizona State University and our College into practice An integral part of our mission is to fuse research service and learning This innovative partnership does exactly that And the Westward Ho initiative exemplifies our dedication to developing collaborative solutions in our community said Jonathan Koppell dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions Establishing an ASU presence within this historic landmark of our community is the embodiment of our university s commitment to community embeddeness said Dr Michael S Shafer professor of Social Work and director of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions The 16 story Westward Ho is a historically significant building It opened as a hotel in 1928 with 600 elegant rooms With the exception of one building in Long Beach California the hotel was the tallest reinforced concrete structure west of the Mississippi Its famous Thunderbird Room was added in 1951 The 1 000 seat dinner theater was the site for many grand Phoenix society receptions In 1979 the 600 room hotel was converted to affordable housing Today Westward Ho is a 289 unit elderly preference affordable housing development within ¼ mile from a light rail station and close to downtown amenities We are happy to have Arizona State University here providing health and social services said Mildred Webb an 84 year old resident at Westward Ho They have helped me and others many times and now my life is better I am very happy they are expanding It is great to have companies such as PAG CDG investing in the community as they have done for over twenty years said Councilman Michael Nowakowski District 7 Top that with ASU s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy running some of the most innovative social programs in the country and we have a great one of a kind neighborhood asset said Councilman Nowakowski In addition to renovating office space for the faculty staff and students that work at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/asu-and-westward-ho-launch-innovative-partnership (2015-06-13)
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  • ASU Lodestar Center graduates Class VII of American Express Leadership Academy | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    and Salt River Project the American Express Leadership Academy is a cohort of the Valley s top emerging nonprofit leaders chosen to participate in training that provides them with the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within the nonprofit community The program is comprised of best practice approaches to leading and managing nonprofits that include renowned professors and practitioner instructors at ASU as well as established nonprofit leaders from organizations that engage with the ASU Lodestar Center This year s graduates are part of an impressive cohort of leaders who are committed to improving the quality of life in our communities said Robert F Ashcraft executive director of the ASU Lodestar Center and professor of nonprofit studies in ASU s School of Community Resources and Development The talents of this year s class gives confidence that the notable array of organizational missions they represent will be superbly advanced to enhance community well being he added Building on the American Express Foundation s continued investment over the past six years Class VII expanded from a previous cohort size of 25 participants to over 30 robust and diverse participants from across Arizona and included several programmatic enhancements such as 360 degree feedback assessments and one on one executive coaching Thanks to the investment by American Express this year s program and its participants have been extraordinary In just these nine months we have seen impressive skill and leadership development Some of these leaders experienced transformational breakthroughs in their work that will benefit their nonprofits and their careers said Cassidy Campana ASU Lodestar Center program manager for the American Express Leadership Academy Training with a cohort of leaders for a year is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are eager to see the impact these alumni will have on Arizona she added Graduates from American Express Leadership Academy Class VII are Monica Attridge The Centers for Habilitation Sarah Benatar Coconino County Stephanie Brewer LISC Phoenix Lisa DeGroodt Scottsdale Cultural Council Tamara Delmar Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Sarah Duncan Caring for Canines Seth Fritsch Maricopa County Department of Public Health Edny Gonzalez Helping Families in Need Jessica Gonzalez City of Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library Katie Greisiger Southwest Human Development Christopher Hamby Theater Works Ryan Lewis Valley of the Sun United Way Vivien Mann Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development Veronica Martinez Planned Parenthood Arizona Dana McGuinness ASU Gammage Jacquelin Mireles Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development Carrie Monica Southwest Behavioral Health Services Stacy Moreno Rio Salado Community College Bobbi Rose Nez Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Jenny Oby Great Hearts Academies Beth Parknowitz St Luke s Episcopal Church Lesley Rich Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Torrey Rogers Epi Hab Phoenix Danielle Shaw Phoenix Children s Hospital Foundation Tim Smetana STARS Joshua Stine Boys Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Lauren Svorinic Desert Botanical Garden Jowan Thornton St Mary s Food Bank Alliance Sarah Tisdon Not My Kid Kelly Wiehe Literacy Connects Elena Zee Arizona Council on Economic

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/asu-lodestar-center-graduates-class-vii-american-express-leadership-academy (2015-06-13)
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  • Op ed: Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    resources and development M S criminal justice M A criminology and criminal justice M S emergency management and homeland security MA nonprofit studies MNpS program evaluation M S public administration MPA public policy MPP public safety leadership administration MPSLA social work MSW sustainable tourism MAS community resources and development Ph D criminology criminal justice Ph D public administration and policy Ph D public administration and policy urbanism Ph D social work Ph D minors certificates executive continuing education ASU Online ASU around Arizona admissions how to apply financial aid and scholarships schedule a visit request information graduate students transfer students transfer student orientation resources for veterans resources for former foster youth student life campus life get involved student organizations internships student achievements study abroad academic advising summer classes research initiatives centers institutes global engagement Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows faculty faculty directory faculty awards about message from the dean leadership advisory council our schools transforming communities news news archives events convocation career internship fair signature events day of service speaker series past talks democracy conference jobs news and events return Op ed Research universities are for undergraduates whether they know it or not Monday

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  • Inspiring the next generation of leaders | College of Public Service & Community Solutions
    Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows faculty faculty directory faculty awards about message from the dean leadership advisory council our schools transforming communities news news archives events convocation career internship fair signature events day of service speaker series past talks democracy conference jobs news and events return Inspiring the next generation of leaders Tuesday April 21 2015 11 44am Hector Anaya learned that students do have power to influence their peers to make good choices Kenia Navarette learned to persevere as plans changed and obstacles arose Maria Guevara learned to accept a no as an opportunity to improve an idea These valid life lessons were some of the insights shared during the third annual Spirit of Service Scholars Junior Scholar Celebration held Saturday April 18 on the Downtown Phoenix Campus The Spirit of Service Scholars program sponsored by ASU s College of Public Service Community Solutions prepares the next generation of public service leaders in graduate and undergraduate programs across ASU through mentorship and community based seminars that combine policy and action Through a grant from Helios Education Foundation Scholars mentored groups of five to seven juniors and seniors deemed Junior Scholars in creating college readiness projects that impacted the needs of their schools This year s Junior Scholars attended Camelback High School Cesar Chavez High School and ASU Preparatory Academy Through weekly or bi weekly meetings ASU Scholars guided the Junior Scholars through various stages of solution building Junior Scholars hypothesized needs they saw in their school communities and created school wide surveys to make data driven decisions They spent the year implementing the projects networking with community allies such as the Be A Leader Foundation reflecting and planning for project sustainability and preparing presentations to educate the larger Spirit of Service Scholars group on outcomes and lessons learned At the celebration event all 18 Juniors Scholars joined by family members school personnel and their Scholar mentors presented high quality presentations that not only demonstrated the impact they created in their schools but showed the personal growth they experienced from the mentorship process The Junior Scholars program is evidence that young people see the value of service and have the power to make an impact now as well as in the future said Jessica Eldridge Manager of Public Service Initiatives The level of excitement around impact and the confidence that these students built with their mentors is inspiring and promising for our future The mentorship also left a lasting impression on current ASU Scholars The mentorship was the most impactful part of my Scholar experience stated Katherine Richard a senior economics major Meeting with these students exploring their individual approaches towards college as well as the needs of their schools brought the Spirit of Service Scholars mission to life We got to see our impact every week as our Junior Scholars built confidence in their abilities to lead change Projects Process of Discovery ASU Preparatory Academy Idea Create a mentorship pipeline to college readiness

    Original URL path: https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/inspiring-next-generation-leaders (2015-06-13)
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