Project Ideas Inventory

  • How would Spring Hill annexation affect resident tax rates?
  • How well is United Way's VITA program meeting its intended outcomes?

  • How can the African American Museum of the Arts increase its reach?
  • How much knowledge do DeLand residents have about Spring Hill racial history?
  • What is the minimum and maximum amount of funding that should be considered for reparations for descendants of people who were enslaved in Western Volusia County?

  • Do Volusia County Schools civic education programs increase civic engagement in students?
  • What are the names of people who were enslaved in western Volusia County before abolition?
  • What is the minimum and maximum amount of funding that should be considered for reparations for descendants of people who were enslaved in Western Volusia County?

  • How does the African American Museum of the Arts increase resident's knowledge of DeLand history?
  • For which culture do ESOL students have the most affinity?
  • How do community members interact with downtown murals and understand their history?

  • Do the Marine Discovery Center's educational programs increase public knowledge and involvement in issues of marine biology?
  • How does the Water Institute improve community health outcomes?
  • What is the impact of invasive catfish populations on the local environment?

  • Does Citrus Grove Elementary's DaVinci Program improve reading and artistic competencies?
  • What are the most effective strategies for increasing interest and accessibility for community participation in art museums?
  • What are the barriers to community access of the Hand Art Center?

  • How much knowledge do DeLand residents have about Eastern religious beliefs and practices, and how do those contribution to cross-cultural attitudes and beliefs?
  • What resources are available for speakers of Asian languages in school ESOL programs?
  • What are the biggest concerns and needs for community members with Asian ethnicities?

  • What is the relationship between water quality and health outcomes in DeLand/Spring Hill?
  • What is the relationship between pesticide use in food production and water quality/soil health in Volusia County?
  • What is the relationship between soil quality and availability of fresh produce in DeLand/Spring Hill?

  • What resources are available for entrepreneurs and business owners in Spring Hill?
  • What skill areas and types of jobs does the community report interest for obtaining?
  • What is the impact of Mainstreet DeLand Association's community programs?

  • What local policies and regulations are barriers for business owners in Spring Hill?
  • What are the best practices for LGBT+ inclusive business policies?
  • What are the legal implications for Stetson adopting a position as a "sanctuary campus" for undocumented students?

  • How can the Early Learning Coalition create and improve a database for all non-profits completing early childhood developmental screenings?
  • Does the Volusia Coalition for the Homeless' coordinated entry program meet its intended outcomes?
  • What are the most effective models for non-profit grant database platforms?

  • What are the lead levels for water supply in vulnerable communities with underfunded infrastructure?
  • Do Volusia County Schools students have opportunities to connect STEM with real-world skills and community engagement work?
  • What is the impact of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resiliency?

  • Which areas of DeLand receive the most representation in local media?
  • Which media platforms and resources are available for non-profit and governmental agencies?

  • What computer and technology competencies do DeLand High School seniors have when graduating?
  • How many jobs in Volusia County require computer science and technology competencies?
  • What are the most effective models for non-profit grant database platforms?

  • Which skills related to creative writing (writing, creativity, problem solving, enjoyment of learning) are most needed in Volusia County Schools?
  • What are best practices for including creative writing in high school curriculum?
  • How much student interest is there for creative writing programs in schools?

  • How effective is Persimmon Hollow's local branding campaign?
  • What are the most effective digital marketing practices for nonprofits?
  • What resources and programs are available for youth interested in digital arts? How effective are these programs?

  • What is the economic impact of annexing Spring Hill into the City of DeLand?
  • What is the economic impact of New Smyrna Beach's single-use plastic ban?
  • What is the economic history of the Spring Hill community?

  • What is the economic impact of the Spring Hill community redevelopment agency?
  • What economic barriers exist for business owners in the Spring Hill community?
  • What is the economic history of the Spring Hill community?

  • What factors do teachers self-report as to why they are leaving the profession?
  • What are the most effective strategies for improving parent involvement in schools? How do these improve learning outcomes?
  • How much intrinsic motivation do students have for learning and academic/career success in Spring Hill schools?

  • What resources are available for adults in DeLand seeking to improve their literacy skills?
  • Does Citrus Grove Elementary's DaVinci Program improve reading and artistic competencies?
  • What is the impact of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library on literacy rates in Volusia County?
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