UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Office of Educational Assessment
Program Evaluation Division

UW DIVERSITY OUTREACH AND RECRUITMENT
EMPOWER 1
 
EVALUATION SUMMARY

This site has been created to provide regularly updated reports on evaluative efforts by the Office of Educational Assessment (OEA) relative to centrally administered diversity outreach and recruitment activities at the University of Washington (UW).
May 15, 2001

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The mission of the EMPOWER project is to encourage and support high school seniors as they develop their perceptions of social justice, reflect on aspects of multiculturalism, and prepare for their transition to college. The EMPOWER project evolved from a UW undergraduate student's ethnic studies class project and received funding from the UW central administration. In its second year, EMPOWER is a curricular vehicle for students to discuss and to act upon social injustices.

FINDINGS

EMPOWER 1999-2001

EMPOWER was developed by Tyson Marsh, a UW senior majoring in political science. As the key figure in the program, Marsh was interviewed about results related to outreach and recruitment. He indicated that all of the students with whom he has worked have been accepted for admission to the UW, have actively pursued dialogue on critical racial incidents or issues, and have become leaders in the pursuit of true multiculturalism.

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1 Encouraging Minority People to Overcome With Education and Respect

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