ACU at CitySquare provides the context for course projects and research. Both graduate and undergraduate ACU students engage in meaningful research that advances student learning and benefits the mission of CitySquare.
Writing in the Field
Junior and senior students in the Business and Professional Writing course took on a semester-long project to help write for the CitySquare at ACU website, including background research, interviews, writing, editing and acquiring photography.
iSchool at CitySquare
Senior students in ACU’s iSchool used their knowledge of computer science and information to provide new tools for serving the metroplex community. Students researched and developed IT solutions to meet the constraints of CitySquare’s lunch program. Students sought to address challenges related to the amount of paperwork associated with the government-run program. To diminish this challenge, students attempted to automate the process through web or mobile apps.
College of Business Administration Olympic Committee Research
This summer students from the College of Business Administration will travel to London for a unique research project. Led by Dr. Monty Lynn, Associate Dean and Professor of Management, students will research the economic impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games on neighborhoods and communities. Their results of their research will be delivered to the Dallas 2024 Committee.
Department of Sociology and Social Work Neighbor Support Research
First-year Master of Science in Social Work students visited CitySquare in October to launch a year-long research project evaluating the effectiveness of the Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) database in showing the success/progression of neighbors in CitySquare’s case management program.