Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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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 that improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.

Our diverse staff recognizes the value of a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, and brings a wealth of experience to each project we engage. We believe that our dedication to applying state-of-the-art, proven tools to solve problems empowers our clients to shape their future rather than being pushed by the current. At the end of the day, our clients know that they can depend on us for innovative, professional ... [Extend]

Kansas African American Affairs Commission

by urban -- 15/8/2012 07:36:43
The KAAAC members devise strategies to address the public policy concerns of the African American community through its partnerships with the state agencies, corporations and foundations. The Commission will serve as a conduit for programs, grants, research, and policy advice for state and local organizations in addressing concerns that are unique to the African American Community in the state of Kansas.
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Institute for Intercultural Research

by urban -- 15/8/2012 05:15:31
The Institute for Intercultural Research (IIR) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) addresses the needs and responds to the concerns of communities of color through research, public service and information resource sharing. In partnership with faculty, staff and community members, the Institute conducts scholarly research and sponsors public forums to address a variety of intercultural issues. In addition, the Institute serves as a clearinghouse of information, distributing and publishing reports, studies and papers in a broad range of intercultural areas. The director of the Institute is Gary L. Williams, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor, UWM Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies. He teaches courses in teaching techniques for community organizers and communit... [Extend]

Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy

by patmola -- 14/5/2012 02:55:45
The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a campus wide research center that focuses on promoting and coordinating engaged rsearch on racial justice and related issues of poverty. IRRPP represents a major commitment on the part of UIC to use its intellectual resources to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between faculty and community groups working in ethnically diverse and racially marginalized communities. One of our central aims is to increase the quantity, quality and relevance of research on persistent racial inequalities, and to advance policy solutions linked to social justice outcomes. This work is outcome-oriented and based on action, community mobilization, organizing campaigns, policy reform work and community develop... [Extend]

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC)

by patmola -- 10/1/2012 04:51:19
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the topics of race and ethnicity. We are especially interested in how these ideas and their structural manifestations impact and shape people’s daily lives. Researchers affiliated with the Center recognize the significance of the black/white paradigm in the United States, however, we are committed to expanding the study of race and ethnicity beyond the black/white paradigm. Broadly, our research program encourages the study of race and processes of racialization in comparative and transnational frameworks. Thus, the work of faculty affiliates ranges from an examination of processes of raciali... [Extend]

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

by patmola -- 10/1/2012 04:13:18
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the topics of race and ethnicity. We are especially interested in how these ideas and their structural manifestations impact and shape people’s daily lives. Researchers affiliated with the Center recognize the significance of the black/white paradigm in the United States, however, we are committed to expanding the study of race and ethnicity beyond the black/white paradigm. Broadly, our research program encourages the study of race and processes of racialization in comparative and transnational frameworks. Thus, the work of faculty affiliates ranges from an examination of processes of raciali... [Extend]

New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute

by patmola -- 6/1/2012 04:08:29
The New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, (NJPPRI) identifies, analyzes and disseminates information critical to informed public policy development in and for the African-American community in New Jersey and the region.

Founded in 1977 by a group of African-American professionals, NJPPRI reviews and evaluates public policies that lead to positive outcomes and improved conditions in the African-American community. Since its inception, NJPPRI has established a solid record in analyzing positions on education, housing, tax reform, and many other issues. NJPPRI has called on and employed a variety of means for promoting discussion and influencing public policy, including timely reports, policy conferences and capacity building.

The New Jersey Public Policy Research... [Extend]