Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab)
by colabmit -- 18/11/2013 03:46:21
The Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is a center for planning and development within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP).

CoLab supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy... [Extend]
Public Science Project
by patmola -- 16/8/2012 09:12:53
Tags: university, engagement, participation, research, urban-planning
Participatory Action Research As Public Science

We believe social science can play an important role in the struggle for social justice. Participatory Action Research (PAR) provides a critical framework for making science – systematic inquiry and analysis – a public enterprise... [Extend]
Institute for Urban Policy Research



Founded in 2005 as the J. McDonald Williams Institute, the mission of the Institute for Urban Policy Research is to provide research and evaluation, education and outreach, and project guidance and consulting services to inform, motivate, and inspire community-focused organizations... [Extend]
Center for Research on Social Change
The Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC), formerly named the Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC), was founded in 1976. CRSC researchers use a combination of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods to undertake empirical investigations into critical social issu... [Extend]
Phillips Brooks House Association
by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:34:11
Tags: social_justice, community
PBHA strives for social justice. As a student-run organization, we draw upon the creative initiative of students and community members to foster collaboration that empowers individuals and communities. Through social service and social action, PBHA endeavors to meet community needs while advocating ... [Extend]
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
by ccph -- 23/12/2012 05:09:14
Tags: community, university, engagement, social_justice, health, CCPH
Founded in 1996, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and e... [Extend]
Institute for Community Health
The Institute for Community Health is a nationally recognized catalyst for sustainable community health improvement, uniting real world practice with academic research. The Institute for Community Health utilizes participatory research and evaluation approaches to generate and disseminate knowledge ... [Extend]
InterRelations Collaborative
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:30:24
Tags: immigration, economy, diversity, cross-cultural_exchange
The InterRelations Collaborative was founded as a research and educational organization in 1991 in response to a rise in intergroup conflict in New York City. In 2001, the Collaborative was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting intergroup relations in ... [Extend]
Research for Action
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:08:20
Tags: research, education, policy, action
Research for Action (RFA) bridges the worlds of research and educational policy and practice. For two decades, our mission has been to conduct rigorous studies – qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods – designed to provide a broad range of educational stakeholders with the informati... [Extend]
PolicyLink
by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:35:49
Tags: community, affordable-housing, education, health, transportation
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.®

Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and... [Extend]
Southeast Community Research Center
SCRC is a community-based 501(c)3 organization that serves as an organizational and conceptual bridge connecting the questions, problems, and knowledge of community groups with the resources and expertise of research and educational institutions. Its mission is to build democratic institutions and i... [Extend]
Youth on Board
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:37:51
Tags: youth, education, policy
Since 1994, Youth on Board (YOB), a program in the Education Department of YouthBuild USA, has forged partnerships between youth and adults to create positive communities in which young people are valued, engaged, and heard.

Youth on Board works with youth organizers to provide programmin... [Extend]
Urban Strategies Council
The Urban Strategies Council is a community building support and advocacy organization located in Oakland, California. Founded as a non-profit in 1987, the Council works with stakeholders in low-income communities, community-based organizations, and public systems to expand services for children and... [Extend]
Special Service for Groups
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:12:49
Tags: economy, community, social_justice
Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide community-based solutions to the social and economic issues facing those in greatest need. SSG has evolved into a model organization designed to provide services for diverse groups with maximum efficiency and impact. ... [Extend]
REACH Community Development
A healthy community begins at home. REACH’s mission is to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals, families and communities to thrive. Since 1982, REACH has pioneered affordable housing and supportive programs that address complex challenges facing communities. REACH has gained loc... [Extend]
WGXC Community Radio
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:36:00
Tags: community, media
WGXC: HANDS-ON RADIO is the new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties, NY. WGXC transmits 3,300 watts at 78,000 potential listeners in the two counties, and southern Albany County, on 90.7-FM. WGXC is a community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform fo... [Extend]
No More Deaths
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:21:04
Tags: immigration, community, humanitarianism, policy
No More Deaths is an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Our work embraces the Faith-Based Principles for Immigratio... [Extend]
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:18:07
Tags: media, artist, training
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds. ... [Extend]
The Aspen Institute
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:15:15
Tags: policy, nonpartisan, consensus, civic_engagement
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Mary... [Extend]
Service Employees International Union
by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:11:16
Tags: union, labor
SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is:

The largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses, LPNs, doctors, lab technicians, n... [Extend]