FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:11/16/95
CONTACT: Margie Yu,Public Affairs Assistant
Los Angeles, November 16, 1995 -- California State University,
Los Angeles was recently awarded a $340,000 Air Force contract
to develop a comprehensive training program for Air Force personnel
working with at-risk youth. The proposal, "Air Force Youth
Program for Identifying and Supporting At-Risk Youth," is
a multidisciplinary collaborative effort of Principal Investigator
Randall B. Lindsey, Associate Chair, Division of
Administration and Counseling and Professor of Education; Co-principal
Investigator Deborah Baskin, Chair and Professor, Criminal
Justice Department; Kikanza Nuri Robins, consultant, Communication
Studies and Urban Education; and Marcel Soriano, Professor
of Education in the Division of Administration and Counseling.
Dr. Lindsey has a distinguished record of working with at-risk
youth and with educators dedicated to serving these students.
He has provided desegregation and diversity education training
to school districts in California, Arizona and Nevada and conducted
training sessions in team-building leadership skills, long-range
planning, managing diversity, and community relations.
The year-long training project will have three phases. After a
three-month period of data collection and analysis, the team will
develop the training program which will include a manual to serve
as an ongoing resource to personnel at Air Force bases throughout
the United States and in Europe. The third phase involves "taking
the show on the road," with the project team visiting six
USAF bases -- five in the United States and one in Germany --
to provide training to Air Force personnel who will be working
with families and at-risk youth, an area of growing concern to
Cal State L.A. has a long and productive history of collaboration
with and responsiveness to the needs of the community. The multi-ethnic
participating CSLA faculty team of African American, Caucasian
and Latino men and women have extensive background in research
and direct intervention programs for at-risk youth. Their experiences
are widely varied and include having served as probation officers,
parole agents, action researchers, educators, curriculum developers,
and master trainers.
For information regarding the Air Force Training Contract, call
Randall Lindsey, (323) 343-4427.