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Social Justice

Social Justice
Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction Community Storytelling Project, Part 1

Students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest worked with Latinx teens in Columbus Junction's Upward Bound program to produce videos and books that help tell the 150 year story of the...
Translation Class

Webster City - English to Spanish Translation

Students in the course Translation Workshop and Independent Study student Vanessa Guzman in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese translated documents into Spanish for Webster City and the Kendall Young Library in order to serve the community's...
Social Work poster presentation

Keokuk Housing Insecurity Study

Graduate students in the School of Social Work conducted a study to better understand the pervasiveness, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity in Keokuk. The City of Keokuk, located in the southeastern most tip of Iowa at the confluence of...
Rhetoric students visit Keokuk

Keokuk Housing & Homelessness Policy Briefings

Students in the Department of Rhetoric class Public Policy and Persuasion developed policy briefings for Keokuk community partners, with the broad goal of helping to ensure safe, sanitary, and secure housing options for Keokuk residents. The City of...

Regional Brownfields and Social Vulnerability

In a report to the the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), a student in the Geographical & Sustainability Studies: Senior Project Seminar class completed an independent project that evaluated spatial relationships between...

Housing and Equity

Urban and Regional Planning students examined trends of income inequality in the Iowa City metropolitan area and developed a plan identifying income inequality trends in Iowa City, case studies of similar areas, and strategies for supporting...
Allying and Practicing Social Justice

Allying and Practicing Social Justice

Students from the college of Social Work conducted a project that was focused on several programs within the Sioux City area that were seeking to improve their services for and communications with members of the population that are from...

Neighborhood Housing Study

Students from the Urban and Regional Planning Department completed a housing plan for Sioux City, IA with the main goal of coordinating reinvestment in distressed areas. Changing development patterns and housing preferences over time have resulted...

Social Justice Intervention Plan

Graduate students in Organization and Community Practice worked in groups to put their social work training into practice. Students identified a social justice community issue to investigate and conducted a needs and strengths assessment using data...