Faculty Advisor

Agloro, Alexandrina R

Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Abstract

Homelessness is a result of inadequate housing and limited economic opportunities. This project aimed to expand the work skill offerings of Khulisa Social Solutions by developing a homeless walking tour in collaboration with homeless individuals involved in Khulisa’s Streetscapes program to serve as an employment opportunity and awareness raising tool. The tour was informed by our observations and interviews of tour guides and our daily interactions and collaborations with the participants. The pilot tour implemented our findings related to duration, distance, timing, number of stops, as well as the deep personal stories the participants shared with us. We also offered suggestions for an evaluation tool that considers skills such as communication, self-confidence, and reliability.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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