Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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Youth on Board

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:37:51
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 programming, play an active role in local, regional, and national policy debates related to youth voice in decision making, and provides training and consultation. We also publish materials based on our work.

In 2002, we began working to bring student voice and engagement to the forefront of the educational movement on a national level. On a local level, we have formed unique partnerships with both the Boston Public School (BPS) district and independent youth advocates throughout the city. Our ... [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 families, improve health, educational, and other outcomes, and increase employment and economic opportunities. Its mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.
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Research for Action

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:08:20
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 information they need to improve student outcomes and strengthen schools and communities.

We work together with individuals and organizations at the local, state and national levels to promote educational reform that is effective, sustainable and equitable.
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Spark Teacher Education Institution

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:40:43
Spark Teacher Education Institute is committed to the preparation of future teachers as skillful practitioners, leaders and collaborative innovators, able to confront and reconstruct practices and policies in order to create rich environments and equitable opportunities for learning and for living.
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Power U Center for Social Change

Power U is a GRASSROOTS organization based in Miami, Florida. The organization is committed to flighting for our land, our people, our community; organizing for justice in our schools and communities; supporting the struggle of social, environmental, and economic justice.
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PolicyLink

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 prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity.

Guided by the belief that those closest to the nation’s challenges are central to finding solutions, PolicyLink relies on the wisdom, voice, and experience of local residents and organizations.  Lifting Up What Works is our way of focusing attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and f... [Extend]

New America Foundation

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:31:15
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st Century information-age economy -- an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality.

The foundation's mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. That ideal is today under strain. Our education and health care systems are struggling with problems of quality, cost and access. The country requires creativ... [Extend]

Neighborhood Organizing for Change

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:27:58
NOC is a member-led, grassroots organizing nonprofit committed to building power for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. Together, NOC members from across the Twin Cities fight for racial and economic justice. We're building powerful, active campaigns to improve public schools, stop the foreclosure crisis, increase civic engagement, and make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.
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National Survey of Student Engagement

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:25:12
Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

NSSE provides participating institutions a variety of reports that compare their students' responses with those of students at self-selected groups of comparison institutions. Comparisons are available for individual survey questions and the five NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice. Each November, NSSE also publishes its Annual Results, which reports topical research and trends in stud... [Extend]

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.


Founded in 1967, NDRI is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and recovery; HIV, AIDS and HCV; therapeutic communities; youth at risk; and related areas of public health, mental health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology.

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) established in 1967 is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt non-governmental agency. It includes social science researchers, outreach community workers, and trainers. NDRI is governed by a Board of Directors who come from diverse backgrounds including health care providers, community leaders, criminal justice professionals, financial experts, and social science researchers. ... [Extend]