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Capstone Projects

Capstone Projects


A list of all capstone research reports by past Master of Public Policy graduates are listed on this page. Additionally, the faculty of the UCR School of Public Policy nominate select reports to be uploaded for viewing.

Cohort 6 (Spring 2022)

  • A Policy Buffet: Homelessness Policies in US, European, and Oceanic Countries
  • Forgotten Youth: Unhoused LGBTQIA*. The challenges to finding places to call home and its implications on health.
  • Understanding the Role, Impacts, and Challenges of Youth Civic Engagement in Shaping Policy
  • Children in Crisis: The impacts of trauma-informed practices in California K-12 education
  • Inequalities in Voting Participation for the San Fernando Valley
  • Suspension Intervention: Investigating the relationship between expanded learning programs and suspension rates
  • Legacy of Redlining: Evidence of lead exposure in drinking water samples from California public schools
  • Water Affordability in California
  • The Effects of Deportation on Children of Immigrants: The adult-children perspective
  • Barriers in Healthcare Access Among Latinx Communities
  • Evaluation of Housing Capacity Building in the Inland Empire Using SB10
  • A Gendered Lens on COVID-19 Educational Experiences


Cohort 5 (Spring 2021)

  • Education Attainment Gap K – 12 Students Faced During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Academic Institution Response to Immigration Policies: Examining the health and educational outcomes of undocumented students attending UCR and CSUSB
  • Minority Owned Business Resilience in Times of a Pandemic Crisis: The case of COVID in the IE region
  • Digital Divide and Higher Education: Impacts of COVID-19
  • Identifying Factors that Drive Tap Water Perceptions and Consequent Health Responses
  • How do Reproductive Rights Policies at the State Level Affect Children and Women’s Welfare?


Cohort 4 (Spring 2020)

  • Equity in School Funding: An Analysis of the Local Control Funding Formula’s Concentration Grant
  • Examining the Implementation of Padilla v. Kentucky (2010)
  • Immigrants in California: A Study on Latinxs’ Perception on Integration
  • Implementing Cultural Policy in Newark
  • Inland Empire Food Pantries in Relation to Social Vulnerability, Poverty, Homelessness, & COVID-19 Cases
  • Inland Empire Government Agencies’ Response to COVID-19
  • Rape and Sexual Assault in the United States: Current Estimates, Barriers to Reporting, and Changes Over Time
  • Trauma Deserts: A Geospatial Analysis of Trauma Center Accessibility in the Inland Empire
  • Understanding Latina Entrepreneurship in the Inland Empire


Cohort 3 (Spring 2019)

  • Bankruptcy of the Colorado River: The Impact fo River Flow Deficit on the Salton Sea Region and Allocation Policies to Address it.
  • Could Intra- and Inter – Basin Water Transfers be Considered a Sustainable Policy Intervention for Addressing Water Scarcity?
  • Does the HAPPI Program Make Everyone Happy? An Analysis of the HAPPI Program
  • Evaluation of Riverside County’s CES and the VI-SPDAT Tool
  • Mental Health Impacts of Latino Immigrant Families in CA: Pre & Post Trump
  • Perception About Community Development Initiatives Through the Arts: A Case Study on Newark, NJ.
  • Strengthening Transfer Transitions to 4 – Year Institutions: A Qualitative Analysis
  • Teacher Perceptions of Breakfast After the Bell Models
  • The Experience of Poverty in Riverside County
  • The Value and Benefit of Public Art: A Recommendation to Revitalize Arts & Culture in the City of Riverside
  • Unintended Consequences of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) for Southern California Safety – Net Hospitals and their Patients


Cohort 2 (Spring 2018)


Cohort 1 (Spring 2017)

  • An Evaluation of the Western Riverside Council of Government’s Regional Streetlight Program
  • Complete Streets: A Local and Global Perspectives
  • Food Sovereignty Among Indian Americans/Alaska Natives
  • Human Health Impacts of a Shrinking Salton Sea: An Analysis of the Salton Sea Management Program Phase 1
  • Intersections of Health and Immigration: Assessing the Political and Policy Impact of California’s Health For All Kids Act
  • Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act: Quality Payment Program
  • Nurse Intensity & Patient Outcomes: An Analysis of Three Southern California Counties
  • Poverty & Property: Exploring the Link Between Eviction and Economic Indicators
  • Poverty, English Language Learners, and Exclusionary Discipline Policies in San Bernardino County Schools
  • Spotlight on Hope Film Camp: Creating a Sense of Community and Artistic Social Outlet for an Under-Served Community
  • Water Security as a Shared Policy Challenge


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