The Professional Studies Program

Home » Be Inspired » Human Services Capstone Projects – Belmont Class

Human Services Capstone Projects – Belmont Class

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

2018 GraduationMay 5th, 2018
Countdown to May 2018 Graduation!

capstoneSenior Seminar at the Belmont Campus; wonderful class – thank you all!

Kim Samayoa worked with the Amgen Women’s Interactive Network (AWIN) to provide a week of inspiration with events held at multiple sites to coincide with Women’s History month. Amgen is a firm “committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illness by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics.

Steven Bradley worked with Swords to Plowshares to launch its veteran culture primer, which helps service providers to understand veteran culture and experiences and to “further the development of community relationships through demystification of military and combat experiences for the unexposed.”

Agnes Mae de Castro successfully raised over $5,000 for the Silicon Valley-Central YMCA branch. “The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow, and thrive.” This effort helps to provide financial assistance for membership scholarships.

Kelly Johnson announced the completion of a second annual fundraiser for InnVision Shelter Network, which is a nonprofit shelter network that serves thousands of homeless clients annually through its “Beyond the Bed” services. This is a “proven model that delivers a 90% success rate in returning program graduates to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. In addition, Kelly identified ten new donors for IVSN.

Iris Montes organized the Hope Brokers event for the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, which has been welcoming and supporting immigrants since 1894. At this event, non-English speaking people who received services from Good Samaritan spoke about their story and experience. This took place within the context of being both a community building and process improvement event.

Marie Patea launched a membership drive for the City of South San Francisco Friends of Park and Recreation group. Increased membership will benefit the community and enhance the programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Joana Voglino worked toward the creation of a “Food App and Meal Card” for use by school students, the elderly, and handicapped individuals so that they can “obtain free hot meals from participating restaurants, cafes, delis, bakeries, and other retail food venders in local communicates. Working with the Ecumenical Hunger Project, she began the process of gathering donations for this ambitious project.

Christen Dilg launched a community service program through Clifford Elementary School in Redwood City. She linked Art in Action with middle school students who were taught to teach the lower grades art classes in return for required community service hours.

Jahmal White completed a social media development project for the Drew Health Foundation. Drew has been serving the community of East Palo Alto since 1967; Jahmal’s project aided their outreach by creating a platform from which to share resources for healthy living.

Misty Blue Foster created computerized charting templates for the nurses at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center at the VA in Menlo Park. This is a program sponsored by the VA in which blind Veterans are given assistance adapting to their vision loss.

Anahi Chavez worked on a fundraising campaign that helped the Sequoia YMCA to reach its $50K fundraising goal. She did this through organizing a phone drive, a mailing campaign, an email campaign, and a celebratory dinner.

Martha Montiel helped the Mini Mermaid Running Club successfully launch and aggressively market their Run.Sweat.Love fundraising event. This included coordinating with eight schools in California, securing sponsors for the events, and coordinating media outreach. The MMRC founder led a 105-mile run through eight California cities to sponsor girls interested in running.

Susie Lahey helped Family Connections, a Parent Child Educational Center to upgrade their infrastructure to allow for Internet connectivity throughout the entire site. This allows for better use of parent-teacher meeting rooms and staff work areas.

Lisa Swanson worked with The Grateful Garment Project to create a volunteer program. This project, which was created as a Human Services capstone project in 2011, has grown to serve a population of over 12 million and organizing the needed volunteers is critical to its ongoing growth and success.

Emme Bogdanska worked with the Professional Studies programs to promote awareness of the programs within the local communities. Her drive stretched from the San Mateo area to southern San Jose.


Previous lists of student projects:

Belmont, May 2015

Belmont, Fall 2014

Mission, May 2014

Mission, May 2013

Belmont, May 2013


Image courtesy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: