For our Annual Thesis Project (ATP) this year, my advisory class is working on the campaign to incorporate the area of East Los Angeles. Already underway, the Cityhood for East LA movement is seeking local control and community participation in municipal governance and to provide accountability and voice for residents. My advosiry class has broken into eight taskforces, each focused on a different aspect of cityhood. Our goal is to examine the current state of city services run by Los Angeles County and to imagine what they could become once East LA becomes incorporated and they are run by the City. The students are engaged in academic and hands on research, taking them from the Cal State and ELAC libraries to the streets of their neighborhood. Follow the links below to find out more about the project...
Please click the link below to view the initial instructions for the ATP:
Please click the link below to view the initial library research handout:
Please click the link below to view the history/social science rubric for the ATP which I created:
Please click the link below to view the Stern MASS human subjects ethics policy students must follow in conducting interviews and surveys:
Please click on the link below to access the Cityhood for East LA brochure.
Please click the link below to view the flier inviting community members to the public presentation of the students' projects.