Entries by Colleen Dawicki

February project update

The Urban Initiative has added another project to our portfolio this month. Yesterday, we kicked off a study of the United Way (of Greater New Bedford) Hunger Commission’s operations and impact that will continue through the semester. We’re excited about this project for a few reasons: it represents our first partnership with the United Way […]

January project update

Here’s a brief rundown of what we’re working on this month: 1. Newsletter for the National Dropout Prevention Center We’re putting the finishing touches on an upcoming newsletter for the NDPC which we were asked to guest-edit. The topic is ‘urban issues in education/dropout,’ so we’ve come up with a selection of pieces related to […]

December project update

December will see us finishing up one project (for this year, at least) and plugging away on some of our ongoing work. We’ll also be serving as editors of the next newsletter of the National Dropout Prevention Center, the topic of which–quite appropriately, for us–is urban issues in education. We look forward to sharing that […]

2013 voter turnout in Gateway Cities

We’ll update the following graph as more data becomes available. Worth noting that mayoral contest in New Bedford was uncontested (but still…) [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”spreadsheet/pub” query=”key=0AqeZCLy9YsKIdHJ6ODB3Q2pIZjRuM3RaMS1nU0VCTkE&output=html&widget=true” width=”600″ height=”500″ /]

November project update

November updates include a new project (with New Bedford’s Veteran’s Transition House) and a project where the deliverable was, well, delivered, but the problem–college access in the SouthCoast–is anything but solved. Instead, we may have more questions than answers, which means we’ll spend the month trying to decide what’s next. 1. Needs assessment of SouthCoast […]

October project update

October finds us working hard on the same projects we were tackling when we wrote September’s project update, but we’ve reached a few milestones worth sharing: The Community Health Needs Assessment for SouthCoast Hospitals, which we worked on with our Center for Policy Analysis colleagues, is available for review here. If there’s a health data […]

September project update

New developments this month include a new graduate assistant, new (and renewed) collaborations with UMass Dartmouth faculty and their students, and even a new project to announce. Read on: 1) SouthCoast health planning dashboard If you haven’t noticed, 2013 is the year of public health for the Urban Initiative. This is an exciting direction for […]