The work of numerous Randolph College economics students has culminated in a project showing how nonprofits have improved the quality of life in one Lynchburg neighborhood.
For several years, students in Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore’s economics classes have studied the economic and social impact of Lynchburg Neighborhood Development Foundation (LNDF), which restores condemned homes and helps home buyers receive low-interest mortgages. During Randolph College’s 2011 Summer Research Program, Safiyah Lopez ’11 and Shradha Shrestha ’11 completed the research.
“Residents who do not have vacant properties nearby have a greater neighborhood satisfaction,” Lopez said.
Lopez and Shrestha plan to present their findings to the Tinbridge Hill community members at a meeting in September.
Read more about the partnership between Perry-Sizemore’s students and LNDF in this Randolph Magazine story.