Swarthmore College

#BarrioEdProj in need of a Community Research Intern

Posted on July 2, 2018

#BarrioEdProj is a collaborative of college and high school-aged youth (ages 15-23) examining educational and community issues that Latinx youth and communities deal with every day. Based out of Swarthmore College the primary goals of the project are to:

  1. support youth agency by teaching youth how to gather and analyze their own data
  2. encourage healthy identity development by connecting to Latinx/Hispanic cultures
  3. empower Latinx youth to gain the tools, knowledge, and skills to be critically conscious advocates for themselves and their communities
  4. foster a culture of community, love, and hope that meaningfully connects the self and the community towards achieving wellness

The focus for this year is conducting the Philadelphia Latinx Youth Mental Health (PHLY-MH) study where we will learn about the experiences and views of Philadelphia Latinx youth. This year’s group will conduct surveys and interviews, analyze data, and share research findings by writing reports and creating media projects.

Along with research training, high school co-researchers will be matched with a college mentor to receive educational and career support. Activities include: touring local colleges, and participating in workshops on applying to college and receiving financial aid.

When?

The project begins in July 2018 and ends in June 2019. Meetings will be held at Swarthmore and in north and south Philadelphia.

The project begins in July 2018 and ends in June 2019. Meetings will be held at Swarthmore College and in north and south Philadelphia.

The program begins with our July summer institute from 10-2pm on each of these dates:

  • July  10, 11, 12
  • July 17, 18, 19
  • July 24, 25, 26

Why?

Along with research training, high school co-researchers will be matched with a college mentor to receive educational and career support. Activities include: touring local colleges, and participating in workshops on applying to college and receiving financial aid.

How?

This is currently an unpaid internship, but we provide participants with mentorship, college and career development support, and we can speak to your school about helping you receive high school credit or community service hours for your participation.

To apply, or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Edwin Mayorga of Swarthmore College: barrioedproj@gmail.com or call 610-957-6154

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