Date of Award
Master of Arts
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Studies of community empowerment have shown the benefits of involving recipient communities in the process of designing and implementing social aid programs. One of these benefits is the empowerment of previously disenfranchised individuals and communities. Through qualitative ethnographic research, this thesis shows how residents of one low-income community in South-West Michigan have become more empowered through their involvement in the design and implementation of a school-based health center.
Costello, R. Ian, "Community Empowerment and Social Policy Design: A Case Study of the Creation of a School-Based Health Center" (1998). Masters Theses. 3345.