Project Title

Volunteering as an Occupation in African-American Women in a Rural Community

Name of Award

Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant

Date Awarded

6-2013

Department/School

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Project Description

Jyothi Gupta, Professor in the Physical Therapy Doctorate program, received a $3,645 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant to conduct a study aimed at understanding the values, motivations and benefits of volunteering among African American women in rural Mississippi. The results will be used to develop a leadership and empowerment curriculum for adolescents in the community to promote civic engagement through volunteering.

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