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  1. UCEDD/National Service Inclusion Project Assessment National Service Community: Project Impact and Perceptions 2001-2005

  2. Introduction The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) at the Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD, University of Massachusetts Boston, is a training and technical assistance provider on the inclusion of people with disabilities for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) working in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). CNCS oversees AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and National Senior Service Corps. These federally supported programs provide US citizens with various opportunities to improve their communities through service in the areas of the environment, education, public safety, homeland security, and other critical areas.

  3. 2001 Knowledge Assessment A knowledge assessment was originally conducted by the NSIP team in the fall of 2001. The data collected at that period was obtained to measure the level of information and knowledge that the University Centers possessed on National Service and CNCS. In addition, the assessment served as way to identify the needs of the University Centers in order to successfully implement the National Service Inclusion Project throughout the AUCD Network. Results of the original needs assessment can be reviewed at http://www.aucd.org/projects/NSIP/NSIPSurveyResults_files/frame.htm.

  4. Purpose of 2005 Assessment Nearly four years have passed and thirty-one UCEDDs and one LEND program have chosen to join the National Service Inclusion Project. In the 2005 assessment, the instrument was developed to determine the awareness and current activities of national and community service programs within the UCEDD network. In addition, the information collected from this on-line instrument will assist NSIP staff personnel in identifying potential funding opportunities for UCEDDs and LEND Programs currently providing training and technical assistance in the area of National Service.

  5. Assessment Methodology • The 2005 assessment was available online and the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from participants was submitted electronically. • All 61 UCEDDs and 35 LEND programs within the AUCD Network were sent invitations to complete the 2005 assessment. • Comparisons from the 2001 and 2005 assessments have been used to determine the impact of the National Service Inclusion Project on the centers and programs in terms of their familiarity with the National Service structure, entities, and philosophy.

  6. Comparison of 2001 and 2005 Response Rates • In 2001, a total of 52 UCEDDs and LEND programs participated in the original assessment. • A total of 49 UCEDDs and LEND programs participated in the 2005 assessment

  7. Knowledge of CNCS, programs, & mission

  8. Knowledge of CNCS, programs, & mission

  9. Knowledge of Philosophical Concepts of “National Service”

  10. Knowledge of Philosophical Concepts of “National Service”

  11. Knowledge of CNCS State Office

  12. Knowledge of CNCS State Office

  13. Knowledge of State Commission Office

  14. Knowledge of State Commission Office

  15. Knowledge of Service Projects Engaging Individuals with Disabilities in Their State

  16. Knowledge of Service Projects Engaging Individuals with Disabilities in Their State

  17. Has the UCEDD/LEND program ever provided any training and technical assistance to a CNCS/National Service program in the state or neighboring state(s) regarding disability issues?

  18. Has the UCEDD/LEND program ever provided any training and technical assistance to a CNCS/National Service program in the state or neighboring state(s) regarding disability issues?

  19. Would the UCEDD/LEND program accept a mini-grant designed to provide training and technical assistance to CNCS programs within the state and surrounding areas?

  20. Conclusions from the 2001 and 2005 Assessments • The National Service Inclusion Project has increased the UCEDDs and LEND programs’ knowledge and familiarity in all areas of National Service pertaining to the structure, existing entities, philosophy, and current available projects. • More UCEDDs and LEND programs are currently involved with providing disability training and technical assistance to National Service entities within their states than in 2001. • Interest in obtaining funding from the National Service Inclusion Project remains high within the AUCD Network with an 87% favorable response in 2005 compared to a 98% in 2001.