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Help Twice as Smart conduct research on a particular topic or question.
Twice as Smart
Easthampton, MA, USA
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Easthampton, MA, USA


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Posted April 1st

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What we need
  • A compilation of research on a specific topic (e.g. industry best practices, literature review, media contacts, industry trends, etc.) including a list of sources
  • Recommendations on areas for further exploration/research
  • Note: This project is not designed to be used for prospect or grant research
Additional details

I am looking for demographic information about Greenfield, Massachusetts, including the number of after-school, tutoring, and academic enrichment programs that exist for elementary and middle-school age children.
I would also like information about the numbers of immigrant and refugee children in the Greenfield Public Schools, the percentage of African-American, and Latinx students in the Greenfield Public Schools, and the average income of people of Color vs. Caucasion living in Greenfield.

What we have in place
  • We have a great deal of information about Twice as Smart, an after-school enrichment program for under-served children living in Greenfield, Massachusetts, including a website, narratives from two recent grant proposals, as well as my own knowledge as a board member and grant writer for Twice as Smart.
How this will help
This project will save us $3,775 , allowing us to save funds to pay to obtain this information and to use these funds for Twice as Smart's operational expenses.

In order to make the case for the need for funding for Twice as Smart, it would be helpful if the organization can demonstrate more specifically what we are pretty certain is a lack of affordable supplementary educational and mental health programs in the community, as well as evidence that the children we work with, who are mainly children of color living in public housing represent a demographic whose income is substantially less than that of the Caucasian population.

Project plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss specific topic(s) of interest, research objectives and information needs, as well as preferred sources/databases (if any)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional create research questions and agree on key terms
Milestone 1: Preliminary Research Outline
  • Professional conducts preliminary online research and creates an outline
  • Professional shares outline with Volunteer Manager for feedback
Milestone 2: Research & Analysis
  • Professional conducts online research and analyzes information
  • Professional drafts a research report and creates a list of sources
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates
  • Professional conducts an additional round of research (if necessary)
Milestone 3: Report Findings
  • Professional delivers research and shares findings with Volunteer Manager
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About the org

Twice as Smart
Our mission

The mission of Twice As Smart is to provide children at-risk with an enriching after-school learning environment that is both trauma-informed and strength-based, to launch them on a path to continuing education and purposeful lives.


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Twice As Smart is a fantastic program and Sara is a valuable board member. She gave me clear guidelines on what information was needed and quickly met with me before and after the project was completed. I would definitely do more volunteer work for Sara and the program Twice As Smart.
Angela D.
Angela D.


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