Project for Identifying Economically Disadvantaged Populations
Modeling the United Way Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Report methodology, Fieri LLC collected population data of 20+ years and built a data tool for statistical analysis, enabling CFFC to track low income working families in the county.
Project for Eviction & Utility Shutoff Prevention
Fieri LLC collected and analyzed financial data from members of Montgomery County’s Emergency Assistance Coalition (EAC) to estimate the total amount of both public and private funds available in the county for eviction and utility shutoff prevention. Collection of available private funds required negotiated access to private financial data from 24 local charity organizations and identifying fund distributions to each of the county’s 56 county zip codes.
Expanding Access to Community College Policy Analysis
Ms. Genereaux worked with an American University student team to identify options for free community college in Montgomery County, Maryland. Similar existing programs were analyzed, with a focus on eligibility criteria and program funding. Ms. Genereaux enhanced program feasibility and increased possible success rate by identifying and marrying the needs of economically disadvantaged populations and civic weaknesses within the county.
Open Air Smoking Ban
In this report Ms. Genereaux analyses the political, social, and economic costs and benefits of the Los Angeles (L.A.) City Government's proposed extension of its open-air smoking ban. The rate of negative health effects are compared from both tobacco and non tobacco smoke in open air spaces, such as parks, beaches, commercial storefronts and other public spaces. The result provides the L.A. City Government with preliminary recommendations regarding this proposed policy extension, and shows the measurable impact to the population of smoke reduction by smoke source and locality.
Impact of Bilingual Education on Employment Research Design
Theorizing that cultural integration of non-English speaking immigrants into the U.S. public education system would lead to an increase in educational attainment among disadvantaged populations, Ms. Genereaux designed this research study to show the relative impact to U.S. employable populations.
The hypothesis was that employability among non-English speaking immigrants would increase if trained as bilingual educators, and with trending increase in numbers of immigrant children into the U.S. education system, equitable support for these children would increase their education attainment rates, thereby increasing their employability.
Smoking Aboard Aircraft
Policy Process Analysis
In this examination of the processes involved in the development of public policy, Ms. Genereaux analysed U.S. regulations for smoking aboard aircraft. Related policies were traced back to both public and private origins, with historical events and cultural shifts examined to understand how current federal policies were formed. This study demonstrates the lengthy cycles involved in the formation of public policy, including drastic cultural shifts, political agenda setting, and economic evolution.