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From Clients to Caseworkers: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector


As a graduate student earning both a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Management, I have tried to bridge the theoretical and the empirical in a meaningful way. A problematic chasm between the nonprofit professional and the client being served existed, and I wanted to research this chasm. I wanted to understand what challenges a woman of color faced if she was both a client and a nonprofit professional, possessing dual identities and engaging in a sort of welfare system border crossing. There was a gap in the academic research on women in the nonprofit sector, more specifically the charitable, human services sector, and there was little to no research on women who ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Roland, Kimberly B. (Author) / Behl, Natasha (Advisor) / Murphy Erfani, Julie (Committee member) / Elenes, C. Alejandra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Women's studies / Political Science / Gender studies / Feminist Ethnography / Nonprofit Management / Nonprofits / Poverty Studies / Social Justice Research / Welfare
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 95 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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