"The purpose of the data booklet is to publish information on the social and economic conditions of the
city of Geneva that affect children. By having data
available, specific to Geneva, it increases the chances
of receiving funding to help meet the city's needs.
Emma Daley and I are working on collecting and analyzing the past two years' data in order to release an
updated version of the book."
- Christina Kinnevey, William Smith '09
Double Major in
Math and Environmental Studies Double Minor
Project Adviser: Professor Wes Perkins
What are your goals for the project? What do you hope to accomplish?
What have you personally learned so far? How has this project affected you?
Calling up complete strangers isn't the easiest thing to do, especially for a large project like the Success for Geneva's Children 2009 Data Booklet. The responsibilities involved in completing this project requires a lot of organization. And for all of their hard work, Kinnevey and Daley are rewarded with newly acquired skills and personal satisfaction.
"I have gained a better sense of how to interact with community members. Also, I'm more aware of the kind of programs that are out there [in the community], the different needs that they have, and what's currently being done about them. I'm excited to see the final project, to see the new trends - how things changed and why." - Christina Kinnevey
"I am pleased with the opportunity to learn more about the services available to the Geneva community. Working on the Data Report allows me to see Geneva from more angles than ever before, and because of that I am reminded that there is always more than meets the eye. Regardless of the field one works in, it is an important lesson not to prejudge and to always be willing to look deeper and consider new information." - Emma Daley