Project Ideas Inventory

  • What resources are available for entrepreneurs and business owners in Spring Hill?
  • How can Overlap DeLand increase its reach and impact?
  • How much interest do local businesses have for becoming Green Building Certificatied by Green Volusia?

  • How can local businesses decrease their consumption of water resources?
  • How does participation in environmental education programs, such as the Marine Discovery Center, correlate with environmentally friendly personal habits?
  • How can the Flood Resilient Lawns program increase its reach and impact?

  • What resources are available for family owned businesses in DeLand?
  • How much interest do family-owned businesses show for Green Volusia's Green Business Certification program?
  • What are the most effective strategies for implementing corporate social responsibility programs with family-owned businesses?

  • How well does United Way's financial literacy and Campaign for Working Families programs meet their intended outcomes?
  • What is the return on investment for federal grants received by the Lacey Family/Spring Hill Boys and Girls Club?
  • What are the most effective curricula for financial literacy programs in high schools?

  • How do single gender classrooms improve educational outcomes at Woodward Elementary?
  • What community agencies provide resources and programming for women and children?
  • Are women proportionately represented in Volusia County governmental positions?

  • What are the barriers for business revitalization in Spring Hill?
  • What is the economic impact of annexing Spring Hill into the City of DeLand?
  • What is the impact of current Volusia County Schools funding policies and procedures?

  • How many Stetson students experience food insecurity throughout their time on-campus?
  • How well does Hispanic Health Initiatives improve its health outcomes?
  • What health resources are available for low-income families in DeLand and Spring Hill?

  • How well do DeLand High School seniors understand the history of their community?
  • Are students in more advanced history courses more civically engaged than their peers?
  • How does the West Volusia Historical Society increase knowledge of DeLand history?

  • How well do Volusia County Schools prepare students with knowledge of international issues?
  • How does civics education impact voter participation levels?
  • With which international policies are local residents most concerned?

  • Which areas of DeLand receive the most representation in local media?
  • How effective is DeLand High School's journalism program?
  • How does the Beacon represent the new commerce center in downtown DeLand?

  • Are Volusia County Schools ESOL Programs meeting their intended outcomes?
  • What oral histories and traditions does the local Latino community have to share?
  • What local resources are available for undocumented students seeking college scholarships?

  • What are the causes of low employee retention rates among Volusia County Schools teachers?
  • Do corporate social responsibility initiatives help employees feel more connected with a company?
  • How can non-profits attract and retain more highly qualified employees?

  • How can Community Legal Servics of Mid-Florida improve community knowledge of their services?
  • How effective is United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties' "What's your Why?" campaign?
  • What are the best practices for non-profit resource development?

  • Does the Stetson Tutors math program at DeLand High School improve learning outcomes?

  • What impact does Instruments of Healing have on its intended community?
  • What are the effects and learning outcomes of school music programs?
  • What are the most effective strategies for developing after-school music programs for K-12 students?

  • What is the impact of teaching logic and ethics to elementary students?
  • How do philosophy learning outcomes align with Volusia County Schools core education outcomes?
  • What are the best practices for introducing ethics into core K-12 curricula?

  • How does participation in the robotics club at Pine Ridge High School impact academic performance and motivation?
  • How effective is DeLand High School's physics education and department?

  • What level of civic knowledge do DeLand residents have?
  • How effective has the policy on school resource officers been?
  • How does civics education impact voter participation levels?

  • How can United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties better sell their story and mission to donors?
  • How can community members be trained for sales jobs?

  • What mental health resources are available for DeLand/Spring Hill community members?
  • What is the prevalence of mental health concerns and use of mental health assistance services in Spring Hill?
  • How does an individual's perceived locus of control affect their performance in school?
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