Joyce provides a range of services, including social sector research, workshops, trainings, and other technical assistance. She generates reports, white papers, presentations, and research briefs as part of her work.
Here's a sample of recent projects Joyce has completed for partner organizations.
In the fall of 2017, Joyce co-authored Touchpoints of Homelessness: Institutional Discharge As a Window of Opportunity for Hawaiʻi's Homeless. This report analyzes emancipation from foster care, discharge from hospitals and emergency rooms, and release from incarceration as potential avenues for intervention and prevention of homelessness in Hawaiʻi.
Joyce and co-author Michael Courville of Open Mind Consulting published Island of Possibility: A Landscape Study of the Performing Arts Sector of Hawaiʻi Island in spring 2018. This report built on interviews, focus groups, and survey data to illuminate the unique strengths and opportunities for growth within Hawaiʻi Island's performing arts communities.
In August 2018, Joyce presented to the Junior League of Honolulu on Homelessness in Hawaii, providing a brief overview of local homelessness statistics, describing underlying factors contributing to homelessness in the state and Honolulu county in particular, and highlighting several nonprofit organizations seeking to address homelessness through their mission-related efforts.
Joyce presented a series of community "share-out" sessions following the release of the Island of Possibility study. This presentation from those sessions provided an overview of the study methods, key findings, and recommendations for future efforts and investments in the performing arts sector of Hawaiʻi Island.
On behalf of Aloha United Way in support of its 2019 ALICE Impact Funding Request for Proposals, Joyce prepared this research brief, which summarizes select resources that provide context, clarification, and examples of the RFP's three funding areas: increasing earning potential and/or reducing household expenses; improving access to benefits and community resources; and supporting development of financial capability and "soft skills."