Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2023

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




Melissa Nemon


The New Beginning Educational Workshop Capstone Project Curriculum Review focuses on empowering Massachusetts tenants who have been harmed by their public eviction record. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of education in empowering tenants to recognize the negative impact of eviction records on their housing and financial stability. By utilizing evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies, the workshop aims to help tenants navigate social safety net programs, increase their financial well-being, and promote their overall wellness. The workshop is aligned with the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) framework, which recognizes housing security as a key driver of health. One of the key goals of the workshop is to help tenants expunge their eviction records, which can be a significant barrier to accessing safe and stable housing. The curriculum also emphasizes the importance of recognizing the systemic and societal factors that contribute to poor health outcomes and aims to address these underlying causes to create a more just and equitable society. Through empowerment and education, the New Beginning Educational Workshop aims to help tenants achieve greater stability and well-being.

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