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Crossing Paths: A Study of the Interaction Between Law Enforcement and the Mentally Ill. 2004 Conroy, Regan. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), depression, incarceration, law enforcement, mental illness, West Central Minnesota
Exploring Collaborative Opportunities in Natural Resource Planning and Conservation. 2004 Doering, Dawn.

Documents collaborative conservation efforts in the Cedar Creek Natural History Area and Cedar Creek/Carlos Avery landscape.

Community Assistantship Program Anoka County, biodiversity, collaboration, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), conservation, Isanti County, natural, planning, resources
Strategic Management Plan for Creating a Forestry Co-op. 2004 Smith, Dennis A. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), cooperatives, East Central Minnesota, financial management, forest products, forestry, forests, land management, land stewardship, marketing
Pioneer Retirement Community Project. 2004 Lassig, Sara. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), elderly, Fergus Falls, memory loss, senior centers, seniors
Report of the Findings from the Diversity Leadership Workshop: Focus on Immigration in Rural Communities, August 18-20, 2003, Faribault, Minnesota. 2004 Du, Yi, Jean A. King, and Marsha Milgrom. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), diversity, evaluations, Faribault, immigrants, training programs
Assessment of Public Health Needs in Four Counties in Western Minnesota. 2004 Ghomwari, Hassan. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), diseases, healthcare, illness, Lincoln County, Lyon County, Murray County, Pipestone County, public health, smoking, surveys, tobacco
Minnesota Rural Futures Survey Results. 2004 Barnett, Megan Ileah. Community Assistantship Program agriculture, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), databases, farming, leadership, rural, surveys, women
Building Financial Stability in Farmworker and Rural Latino Organizations. 2003 Lopez Aquino, Melisa. Community Assistantship Program Centro Campesino, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), farmworkers, fundraising, Hispanics, Latinos, migrants, surveys
Assessment of Interest in Youth Arts Programming. 2003 Newman, April. Community Assistantship Program arts education, children, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), New York Mills, students
Asset Survey for the Experiment in Rural Cooperation, a University of Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership in Southeast Minnesota.. 2003 Hartman, Lacey. Community Assistantship Program agriculture, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Fillmore County, Goodhue County, Houston County, natural resources, Olmsted County, Southeast Minnesota, surveys, sustainability, sustainable development, Wabasha County, Winona County
Cost Effectiveness of the Freeborn County Restorative Justice Program. 2003 Hogg, Nadia M. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), crime victims, evaluations, Freeborn County, juvenile justice, restorative justice
Greater Cass Lake Area Tourism Impact Analysis. 2003 Crowley, Tara. Community Assistantship Program Beltrami County, Cass County, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Hubbard County, surveys, tourism
Community Assistantship Program: Connecting the University with Greater Minnesota. 2003 Siems, Monica.

During its first five years of operation, the Community Assistantship Program (CAP) at CURA has sponsored 120 applied research projects throughout the state that have linked faculty and students from the University of Minnesota with community organizations that require applied research assistance. This 5-year milestone provides an opportunity for the program's coordinator to reflect on CAP's history, mission, successes, and future challenges.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), evaluation, faculty, rural areas
Women and War. 2003 Hakala, JoAnne A. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), history, interviews, military service, Otter Tail County, women
Collaboration: A Youth Development Initiative of the Faribault Youth Service Center. 2003 Gangani, Noordeen. Community Assistantship Program collaboratives, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Faribault, nonprofits, partnerships, Rice County, surveys
Guidelines for the Development of Diversity Leadership and Education: A 'How-To' Manual for Communities and Schools. 2003 Fennelly, Katherine, Mary Harrison, Marsha Milgrom, Jun-Li Wang, and Sharon Anderson.

A manual designed to help individuals, organizations, and communities bring together people from diverse backgrounds to work on issues of mutual interest. Based on diversity training workshops piloted in Faribault, Minnesota.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), diversity, immigrants, racism, rural, training programs
Van's Island: Wastewater Treatment and Next Steps. 2003 Steiner, Benjamin. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), septic systems, wastewater
Cultural Diversity: A Case Study on Assessing the Present and Planning for the Future. 2003 Akdere, Mesut.

Cultural Diversity Council (CDC) is a rural community-based nonprofit organization serving the counties of Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, and Yellow Medicine in the Western Central Minnesota. According to the US Census Bureau (2000), the total population of these three counties is 32,235 with a total minority population of 1,151, which is approximately 3.57% of the total population (2000). The number of diverse populations in the area is likely to continue to rise.

Community Assistantship Program American Indians, assessment, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), cultural, diversity, Hispanics, immigrants, Latinos, migrants, migration, Native Americans, service delivery, Somalis
Project Update: Bringing INFO-U to New Audiences. 2003 Newman, Debby, and Frederick W. Smith

This project update reports on a CURA-supported project with INFO-U, a free, 24-hour phone and Internet information service maintained by the University of Minnesota Extension Service that offers practical information to the public on a wide variety of subjects, from food safety and nutrition to environmental issues. Building on a previous effort to launch a Spanish-language version of INFO-U in 2000, INFO-U staff applied for assistance from CURA's Community Assistant Program to hire Somali and Hmong students to initiate similar efforts in their respective communities.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Extension Service, Hispanics, Hmong, information, Internet, languages, Latinos, Somalis, Spanish, University of Minnesota
Project Update: Housing for Migrant Workers in Minnesota. 2003 Greco, Michael D.

This project update reports on a collaboration between Centro Campesino, a migrant worker advocacy organization; Ann Ziebarth, a professor in the School of Design, Housing, and Apparel at the University of Minnesota; and Jimmy Byun, a graduate student hired through CURA's Community Assistantship Program to conduct a survey on living conditions for migrant workers in four counties in south-central Minnesota.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), housing, migrants, surveys
Itasca County Resorts and Tourism. 2002 Burns, Andrea.

Since the nineteenth century, the lumber and mining industries have provided the main source of economic revenue for Itasca County. However, the Itasca County Historical Society felt that resorts and tourism may have played just as significant a role in the economic, social, and cultural development of Grand Rapids and the rest of Itasca County as did the lumber and mining industries during their heydays. Indeed, a significant portion of Itasca County's current revenue is drawn from the resort and tourist industry.

Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Grand Rapids, historic, history, Itasca County, tourism
Evaluation of the Farm Beginnings Mentorship Program. 2002 Fischbach, Melissa. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), farms, mentoring
Event Marketing and Expansion Assessment. 2002 Schmitz, Laura. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), festivals, surveys, tourism, Wabasha
Watonwan and Blue Earth County Focus Group Meetings for Recreational Trails - Final Report. 2002 Holman, Tom. Community Assistantship Program Blue Earth County, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), focus groups, recreation, trails, Watonwan County
Migrant Worker Housing Survey Results from South-Central Minnesota. 2002 Byun, Jaehyun and Ann Ziebarth. Community Assistantship Program Centro Campesino, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), Hispanics, housing, Latinos, Le Sueur County, migrant workers, Rice County, Steele County, surveys, Waseca County
Northland Food and Farming Initiative Report. 2002 Kertzmann, Morgan. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), farms, internships, local foods
West Central Minnesota Recreational Trails Inventory. 2002 Jensen, Elizabeth. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), inventory, recreation, trails, waterfowl, West Central Minnesota, wildlife
Big Stone County Draft Comprehensive Plan. 2002 Glieden, Lynnae. Community Assistantship Program Big Stone County, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), history, land development, land use, natural resources, zoning
Nursing Cost Estimates: Educating One Nurse. 2002 Smith, Jedd. Community Assistantship Program Community Assistantship Program (CAP), education, nursing
Attempt to Understand the Physical Hydrology of the Chippewa River Watershed. 2002 Nangia, Vinay. Community Assistantship Program Chippewa River, Community Assistantship Program (CAP), geographic information systems (GIS), water quality, watersheds