In the College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight, LaValla Wilson, gives an update on her SIF Fellowship Project, the mobile-first website Dream Machine.
Q: “Have there been any changes or development to your plan since 2017?”
LaValla Wilson: “Yes, there has been one major change from the initial concept of the site. I wanted one of the key features of the site to be cloud storage for confidential documents needed for applying and remaining in high school, college, or a vocational program. My research revealed that there were legal issues with providing this feature and it also revealed that the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides homeless liaisons throughout the state within public high school that can address this need. The project shifted to centralizing resources and support services that encourage high school graduation, college attendance, and vocational training.”