Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Ana Meza

Second Advisor

Isabel Lopez


Technology is a strong medium for communicating information, and connection with other people in an instant. Encompass Community Services (ECS) assists numbers of families in the Santa Cruz County that are enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start. From August 2016 through August 2017 the number of children ECS served were a total of 640 children (N=648). Of the 640 children only 293 speak English, 351 speak Spanish and 4 that speak another language. The demographics of the population includes 604 white, within this number it includes 562 Hispanics or Latino origin, as well as 31 biracial or multi-racial and 6 Asian. The purpose of working with ECS was to accomplish informational improvement and highlighting one of the several programs that encompass has to offer to a diverse group of families in a way they could understand. Encompass is a nonprofit organization with about 40 programs countywide providing services in behavioral health, family and social well-being, early childhood education, housing, and more. An expected outcome of this video project was to introduce, highlight and increase awareness of one of one of the several programs that was lacking awareness and enrollment. Furthermore the video will be added as a recruitment tool for the Early Head Start Recruitment.

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