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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Healthy Lifestyles: Integrating the Healthy Lifestyles Program into the CDF Freedom Schools Program

The Healthy Lifestyles project was undertaken at the Bennettsville, South Carolina, site for the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools program. Bennettsville is the hometown of the program’s founder, Marian Wright Edelman. Ms. Edelman is a prominent civil rights activist who is also an advocate for children’s rights. She founded the …

Implementation of Art Programming at Buena Vista Migrant Farmworker Camp in Watsonville, CA

During the summer of 2013, I worked with a group of about 30 children at the Buena Vista Migrant Farmworker Camp in Watsonville, California through the organization Tutor Outreach Uniting Communities for Change (TOUCCh). The leaders Scott Hallgren and Andy Archibald recruit college students from San Jose and Santa Cruz …

Literacy Through Photography: Improving Children’s Confidence, Self-Expression, and Creativity Through Photography Education

Section 1: The System’s Failure: Overstudying Children and Loss of Individuality The Korean education, publicized as a system that produces students who produce perfect standardized test scores, has recently been exposed of its critical failure in fostering the humaneness within children. With the society’s emphasis on admissions to high-ranked colleges, …

Relationships of Recovery

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The Effects of the Women’s Right to Know Act on NC Abortion Providers and NC Women

The Women’s Right to Know Act (WRTKA) was passed in the North Carolina General Assembly Summer legislative session of 2011 and went into effect in October 2011. Republican members of the NC general assembly claimed that the regulations outlined in the law would cause women to reconsider their decisions to …

UASCJ Summer Writing Initiative 2013

Course Overview/Syllabus This four-week Summer Writing Initiative (SWI) was designed to compliment the Summer Research Initiative, designed in 2011 by Duke student intern Alyssa Forman.  SWI aims to build off of the research skills and exposure to social issues fostered by the Summer Research Initiative. Offered to five gifted rising …