Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Culture Clash: How Resettled Refugees See Their New Life

Through the auspices of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and the Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Durham/RTP area has played an instrumental role in providing a home for newly resettled refugees from many areas including Iraq, Sudan and Bhutan.  These refugees are typically …

Peer Mentoring as a Means of Creating a Sense of Community and Positive Self-Image for Those Involved: An Evaluation of The Boys and Girls Club of Spring Branch’s Peer Mentoring Program

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston have a universal mission of helping those in their formative year’s especially productive and responsible members of their community. The Spring Branch Unit has the added mission of attempting to create a sense of community in a neighborhood consisting of a few …

Youth Migration in Togo

The following are the results of a two month long research investigation on youth migration and child trafficking in the village of Farendé, Togo. I began this project by doing nearly 70 qualitative interviews and then I moved toward gathering more quantitative information. I was hearing all kinds of personal …

Organizing the Communities of Greater Boston to Enforce Healthcare Cost-Containment Accountability

[Abstract not currently available.]

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Autism and Family Support Among Autism Society West Bengal Training Program Participants

Introduction Background: Literature Review Autism, like many mental disorders, carries with it a stigma across cultures and generations. In India, the stigma associated with autism can be especially heavy because the individual with the disorder is not the only one who carries the burden of diagnosis – the family does, …

Health-Seeking Behaviors, Health Information, and Health Awareness in Bangalore City Slums

According to the National Family Health Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India, the urban population in India should exceed 550 million by the year 2030. As cities are becoming more concentrated, so are low-income slum settlements, areas typically inhabited by people of low socio-economic …