Online Research

for  Women's Resource Center
Wayne, PA, USA
Posted by
Megan L.

Development Coordinator

Posted Date
Aug 9, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Impact statement
This project will save us $5,239 , allowing us to allot more money to our helpline and the counselling and family law resources, as well as further developing Girls Lead.

Project Details

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
Additional Details

The Women's Resource Center is looking to broaden our statistics surrounding negative outcomes of adolescent girls (drug/alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, bullying, suicide, etc.) and why teaching coping methods such as communication and conflict resolution work well to protect young girls. Research on why these negative outcomes affect the adolescent age group is also needed. Having data on girls in the Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware counties of PA is ideal for our purposes. Thanks!

What We Have In Place
  • We have data from Chester County (CCFWG) about suicide mortality rates, single motherhood, and eating disorder patient statistics. Data along the lines of these findings from other counties would be greatly appreciated.
How This Will Help

Our program, Girls Lead, aims to teach young girls valuable skills in order to deal with conflict in a healthy way. By going to schools in the region, we are able to reach many girls and effectively inform them about these subjects in a safe and welcoming environment. Implementing new programs and identifying school liaisons requires money provided by grants we've applied to, and the data gathered helps us build a stronger grant application.

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 and 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

Our Mission

The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to help women and girls successfully navigate life’s transitions and inspire others to do
the same. By providing resources, tools and support for today, we create hope for tomorrow.

Our project is sponsored by: Philadelphia Foundation

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