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|Title:||Homeless Young People, Jobs, and a Future Vision: Community Members' Perceptions of the Job Co-op|
|Authors:||Hendry, David G.|
Kinsley, Rose Paquet
Woelfer, Jill Palzkill
|Keywords:||Community-based Research;Day Labor;Homeless Young People;Jobs;Neighborhoods;Non-profit Organizations;Peer-to-peer Sharing Systems;Socio-technical Systems|
|Publisher:||ACM Press, New York|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies|
|Abstract:||We report on an empirical study where neighborhood stakeholders' views of the Job Co-op future vision were investigated. Taking on the values of a grassroots service agency, while also drawing on emerging practices of peer-to-peer sharing systems, the Job Co-op matches homeless young people, up to age 30, to suitable jobs and job sponsors. Community members were invited to engage the future vison at a streetfair exhibition, comprising a carnival wheel of barriers and solutions to homelessness for beginning conversations; a storyboard for introducing the design vision; and a questionnaire for eliciting feedback. Qualitative analysis of 71 collected questionnaires explicated the socio-technical design space for addressing the problem of youth, homelessness, and jobs. The method demonstrates the use of exhibition design for constructing a design-oriented social context---for community engagement, for educational outreach, for disseminating research and design possibilities, for conducting research, and for cooperative design.|
|metadata.mci.conference.date:||June 26-30, 2017|
|Appears in Collections:||C&T 2017: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies|
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