CEO | Community Development
Community development involves working with people, places and various interests and roles. The processes involved in community development work embraces the idea of action research through community empowerment leading to improving quality of life, managing change and promoting vibrant communities.
A useful reference to describe the role of community development work is to provide a conceptual understanding of community development and the work of community development practitioners. Two key roles include serving as facilitators to a range of community conversations about information and knowledge levels on key island issues (process expertise) and to help community residents, government and non-government organizations address how to deal with those issues (content expertise).
Islands of Opportunity Alliance - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (IOA-LSAMP)
The University of Guam I Hale’ta STEM Scholars Program is a learning community that serves as an organized environment for underrepresented minority students -- in particular Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders -- to achieve academic success in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). I Hale’ta translated from CHamoru means “our roots.”
Are you a full-time Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander student at UOG majoring in a STEM field? Are you looking to engage in rigorous scientific research grounded in indigenous knowledge and cultural practices? The I Hale'ta STEM Scholar Program is for you!
You will experience and benefit from:
Stipend: $250 to $1,000 per semester, depending on involvement as either a member, tutor, mentor, or researcher
Eligibility for Stipend:
Deadline to Apply: Applications for the Fanuchånan (Spring) 2023 semester are due by 5 p.m. CHST on Jan. 31. Priority will be given to completed applications submitted by Jan. 26.
UOG I Hale’-ta STEM Scholars Program is an integral part of the Islands of Opportunity Alliance (IOA), a network of 11 campuses across Oceania supported by the NSF-funded Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program.
The IOA aims to prepare and diversify the STEM workforce in Oceania by providing culturally relevant education and research experiences, rooted in indigenous languages and cultures. I Hale’ta students from UOG and other students across the IOA will interact through various programs, including an ethnographic study on how Pacific Islander worldviews are incorporated into STEM learning.As part of the IOA, UOG’s campus coordinator communicates with alliance campus coordinators to foster continuity of student progression through the pipeline from community colleges to four-year universities.
For more information, contact:
This project is supported by National Science Foundation grant #HRD-1826864 until August 2024.
The COFA Cost-Benefit Analysis & Impact Methodologies project seeks to strengthen Guam's data collection regarding Compact of Free Association (COFA) migrants to Guam for its reconciliation report to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The project team will be working with the Government of Guam agencies to develop uniform reporting guidelines and cost estimations across the public health, safety, and education agencies that deliver services to COFA migrants.
Under the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 (P.L. 99-239; P.L. 99-658), migrants from the Freely Associated States (the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau) are authorized unrestricted immigration into the United States and its territories and possessions to lawfully engage in occupations and establish residence as non-immigrant aliens.
The "Compact Impact" costs incurred as a migrant destination for FAS citizens are reimbursable to Guam through the U.S. Department of the Interior; however, Guam's 2004 request for $200 million in debt relief was declined by the U.S. Government Accountability Office due to weaknesses identified in its reconciliation report.
Tel: (671) 735-2051
This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the Guam Bureau of Statistics & Plans. The University of Guam is carrying out the project as a sub-awardee.
Households across the island may be selected to participate in the Household Income & Expenditures Survey (HIES) taking place in 2023. Being conducted by the University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach service for the Guam Bureau of Statistics & Plans, the survey is federally funded and collects household income and spending data to show changes in the cost of living over time.
Conducted every five years, with this year’s survey being a continuation of the 2019 survey, HIES is one of the most reliable economic tools and is critical for updating the Consumer Price Index, measuring inflation, and determining the Gross Domestic Product for Guam. These key economic indicators are referenced by policymakers and decisionmakers in both the public and private sectors.
Notice (Aug. 30, 2023): The HIES survey has resumed after being on hold from Typhoon Mawar. The enumerator call center will be surveying households by village based on the following schedule:
We are looking to hire enumerators, or survey workers, who will collect demographic, economic, and housing data from select Guam households. The survey data will be used to update key economic tools, including the Consumer Price Index.
If you enjoy meeting and interacting with people, this is the job for you!
As an enumerator, you will:
Interested applicants should contact Mr. Ben Raetilmwai at (671) 735-2062 or email@example.com or April Trinidad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooperative Extension & Outreach of the University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Your participation is important as a representation of the cost of living in the broader community. The data compiled will be used by policymakers and decisionmakers for possible adjustments in:
The survey team will be working with the village mayors to get in touch with the randomly pre-selected households. If your household has been randomly pre-selected, an enumerator will call you to arrange your survey either on the phone or in person.
To assist the efficiency of the surveying effort, residents are encouraged to call (671) 735-2056 or click the link below to see if their household has been randomly pre-selected and to arrange a survey time.
To ensure the survey results are representative of Guam's entire population, households have been randomly pre-selected and will be contacted to ask if they would like to participate.
If you would like to opt in as an alternate for the survey in the event selected households cannot be reached, please call (671) 735-2056.
Guam law requires confidentiality. Survey results are compiled and do not identify individuals or households.
All survey workers will be wearing yellow safety vests with a UOG logo and carrying an official HIES picture ID. They will also have HIES signage visible on their vehicles.
For more information:
UOG Cooperative Extension & Outreach - Community Development
This survey is funded by a grant from the Technical Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, to the Guam Bureau of Statistics & Plans. The Cooperative Extension & Outreach service at the University of Guam is a sub-awardee of the grant.
Mangilao, Guam 96913
The University of Guam is a U.S. Land Grant and Sea Grant Institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. UOG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion through island wisdom values of inadahi yan inagofli'e: respect, compassion, and community.