Using various research and development methods, This Juice aimed to address urban resilience in the public education space. Our client, the Head Start Program (part of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Head Start Program) aimed to:
Help children in low income families to succeed in school with its 250 facilities in New York City
Provide regular medical care and checkups
Provide a program for children w/ disabilities
Educate parents as well as children with their “Fresh Start” program for adults
Support families, with emphasis on LGBQT community members
Endorse racial equity
Our goal was to increase the efficacy and reach of this social program by examining the following questions:
How do community members view the program?
What other similar programs exists? Are they public? Private?
How do educators view the program? What are its flaws?
How is gentrification affecting their approach to helping children?