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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Increasing African American Male Achievement and Decreasing Dropout Rates

[Abstract not currently available.]

Arts Outreach & Creative Planning Internship with the Arts & Business Council of New York

[Abstract not currently available.]

Community Outreach Internship with the Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation

[Abstract not currently available.]

Black Male Dropout Rates and the Educational Achievement Gap

Los Angeles Unified School District has the seventh largest enrollment of African American males in the nation at 45,164 students; however, as of the 2001-02 school year, the school district graduated fewer than half of these black male students. This forty-five percent graduation rate fell short of the national average …

Breast is Best: Engaging the Community to Improve Maternal-Infant Health in Haiti

Problem Statement Breastfeeding saves more lives than any other preventive intervention. The low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in Haiti contributes to a high incidence of diarrhea, pneumonia, and the protein deficiency disease kwashiorkor, and a mortality rate of 8.7% for children under five. Promoting exclusive breastfeeding could save thousands in …

Learning for Life: What Role Can Schools Play in Developing Self-Confidence in Adolescent Girls?

As girls enter adolescence they experience a loss in self-confidence and begin to censor their opinions and experiences. As Brown and Gilligan explain in Meeting at the Crossroads, “Women tended to speak of themselves as living in connection with others and yet described a relational crisis which was inherently paradoxical: …