Project Proposals by Area of Interest

Working with People

Databases/Research/Data Analysis

Marketing and Communication

Strategy and Development/Management

Wellness/Nutrition

Training/Teaching

History

Technology

Writing

Archives

Art/Theatre

Engineering

Environment

Working with People

Akron Zoo Interview visitors to collect information on services.
EDGE Program (EACH) Provide mentoring/discussions to  high school students with potential barriers to success.
Summa Hospice
Write life-stories for hospice patients. May be done by interviewing, or by transcribing recorded memories.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Use simple art activities to enrich participants in adult day care
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Work with participants in adult day care to construct genealogy/family history
Summa Western Reserve Hospital Interact with adults in an adult day-care center.

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Marketing and Communication

Akron Racers
Develop grant proposals, promotional materials to support Akron Racers Fastpitch team
Akron Zoo Strategize how to administer a levy campaign.
Akron Zoo Develop social marketing proposal in relation to return on investment.
Community Support Services Create a video to highlight provided services and impact on the people served.
Dynamics Community Theater Create a simple newsletter template for a theater organization
Leggett Elementary School Create PSA s for topics such as preventing the flu
Mobile Meals Design and produce video or DVD to help organization promote services and generate donations
Pregnancy Care Design and develop marketing materials at appropriate reading level for identified audience
Rubber City Roller Girls Design promotional posters and flyers for roller derby team. Design covers for program booklets.
Salvation Army Design plan for marketing pre-school programs at various sites.
Spring Garden Waldorf School Create marketing tools from statistical analysis. 
STEM Middle School Create video to spotlight STEM school  for promotion/funding opportunities

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Wellness/Nutrition

Akron Zoo Observe and chart animal behavior which will be used to help develop enrichment activities.
STEM Middle School Develop health/wellness training for public middle school staff members
United Disability Services Analyze and label food in pre-made lunches that are sold

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History

Cascade Locks Park Association Rebuild historical  toys to make them sturdier
Cascade Locks Park Association Using material from 1913 Flood, develop interactive learning program
Crown Point Ecology Center Research  the Native American history of a local farm in Bath. Results will be used to plan a Native American Festival for the organization.

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Art/Theatre

Summa Hospice
Gather photos and memories for hospice patients. Create collage that hangs over bed.
Cascade Locks Park Association Produce and possibly film a production on the history of Howard Street. Script already exists
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Use simple art activities to enrich participants in adult day care

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Writing

Rebuilding Together Assist with event planning, proposal writing.
Summa Hospice
Write life-stories for hospice patients. May be done by interviewing, or by transcribing recorded memories.
Summit Education Initiative Analyze data from Ohio Dept of Education re: schools in Summit County. Write report/summary.
Women’s Endowment Fund Develop grant proposals and other materials for a fund of the Akron Community Foundation that supports organizations promoting women and girls
EDGE Program (EACH) Assist with identifying and writing grant proposals to fund the organization.

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Environment

Cascade Locks Park Association Analyze canal water to determine existence of bacteria, organisms, etc.
Crown Point - Ecology Center Survey local farm and create an inventory map of the native wildflowers, grasses, and edible plants  for wildflower walks.
Akron Zoo Identification and mapping of plants and animals in a designated area.
Akron Zoo Investigate alternative energy practices.

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Databases/Research/Data Analysis

Cascade Locks Park Association Assess attendance/usage of park facilities/towpath/etc.
Center for Child Development Analyze data to determine enrollment and revenue trends and develop procedures to simplify the process of enrollment management.
Salvation Army Analyze foot traffic in building. Determine what signs are needed and where to place them.
Salvation Army Build a database in Access.
Summa Western Reserve Design and conduct research study to determine if adult daycare delays institutionalization
Summit Education Initiative Analyze data from Ohio Dept of Education re: schools in Summit County. Write report/summary.
United Disability Services Analyze and label food in pre-made lunches that are sold by local nonprofit.
Women’s Endowment Fund Conduct assessment of local  interests and national trends to determine topic for 2010 community forum focused on women and girls.

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Strategy and Development/Management

Info Line Work with InfoLine to respond to community needs. Provide information and referral services to the public.
Mobile Meals Update organizational systems including: client needs assessment, billing, manual/driver service delivery confirmation, and inventory maintenance system.
Nazareth Housing Development Corporation Help brainstorm and design business systems for procedures and processes.
Salvation Army Examine logistics of holiday food and gift distribution plan. Provide suggestions for more efficient operations.
Salvation Army Develop plan for improving volunteer recruitment for Red Kettle drive.

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Training/Teaching

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Design and deliver programs for different populations: elderly, mentally ill, young mothers.  Programs can focus on health, food, exercise, recycling, etc.
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Design programs to involve mentally ill young adults in leadership development initiatives.
Akron Zoo Design evaluation programs and analyze the data for education programs.
ASIA, Inc. Develop and provide activities for pre-school age children who do not speak English. Parents are on site in workshops or classes.
Haven of Rest Ministries Provide afterschool enrichment activities, tutoring, art projects, etc. for children. Ages range from toddler to school age.
International Institute Develop and provide workshops for immigrant women. Topics may include domestic violence, self-defense, health issues, etc.
Mobile Meals Develop training modules for both on and off-site employees (i.e. in person and distance-learning training). Topics may include emergency management, HR policies, etc.
Pregnancy Care Teach classes on topics such as prenatal care and parenting

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Technology

Mobile Meals Update technology to enhance efficiency of service delivery.
Pregnancy Care Adapt formatting of documents, logos, and various existing materials

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Archives

Cascade Locks Park Association Provide help with developing archives.
Mobile Meals Assist with planning and development of archives for organization

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Engineering

Haven of Rest Ministries Conduct energy audit of buildings.  Suggest ways to increase efficiency of operations
Salvation Army Design new low-maintenance landscaping for site on South Maple. Include Plan-o-gram and complete tear down.
Spring Garden Waldorf School Design a truss to change a flat roof to a gable roof. 
Spring Garden Waldorf School Design and estimate cost for an outside storage area

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