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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Analyzing the Ways in which Urban Ministries of Durham Can Better Serve the Needs of the Durham Poor and Homeless

The following is a community based research report of the work of Urban Ministries intern, Tegan Joseph Mosugu. Tegan conducted a community based research project from May to July, Working as a research fellow at Urban Ministries, Tegan had a wide exposure to all the day to day. During his …

Assessing the Impact of Mandatory Gender Violence Prevention Programs on College Campuses

Overview This document outlines three major dimensions of a comprehensive approach to sexual violence prevention based on frameworks in public health and social change field: Stages of Violence Perpetration or Victimization Targeting Different Audiences Multiple Hierarchical Levels The purpose of compiling these different dimensions is to help those involved in …

Business Development in East Pembroke Pines

The City of Pembroke Pines is a South Florida suburb of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. The voters in Pembroke Pines approved a bond issue regarding Economic Development in 2005, specifically addressing the issue of eastern development. City staff proposed a project to redevelop the older, eastern portion …

Duke and KidZNotes: Creating a Sustainable Partnership for the Future of the El Sistema Movement

Research Question: To what extent does KidZNotes enhance the academic, social, and behavioral development of its students? The mission of KidZNotes is to “transform the lives of underserved children through classical, orchestral music training.” In my community-based research project, I sought to examine to what extent the program is in fact …

How Can Democracy NC Restructure its Souls to the Polls Program to Encourage Faith-Based Community Members to Vote in the 2012 Elections?

As Election Day approaches, organizations across the state will increase their efforts to “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV). Voters complain about the endless stream of phone calls, emails, and volunteers asking the same question: “Are you heading to the polls on Tuesday, November 6?” Despite the public’s frustration’s with election …

How to Better Understand and Improve the Relationship that Project Access Fosters between Pro-Bono Organizations and the Uninsured Population in Durham

Research Questions: How can Project Access better improve its programs and future? How do patients of Project Access view their experiences working with the organization as a whole? How do they view their health? Do they have additional support systems in place?