Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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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 improve the quality of life in the Southeastern United States. The SCRC achieves its mission through facilitating, brokering, and conducting participatory investigations and trainings. The organization views this work as a critical step in the project to create a more democratic and just society in the southeast United States.

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]

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 about public health issues affecting communities.  Core to ICH’s approach is the development of long-term partnerships, a commitment to co-learning and capacity building, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences, perspectives, values and resources that partners contribute to community health improvement.

The Institute for Community Health was founded in 2000 to be a nationally recognized organization dedicated to health status improvement through facilitati... [Extend]

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE was launched in 2005, and incorporated in 2007.

IARSLCE's mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.

Our objectives are to advance the fields of service-learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education).

to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, data and research among its members ... [Extend]

Lawerence Community Works

by patmola -- 12/1/2012 08:04:25

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) is a nonprofit community development corporation working to transform and revitalize the physical, economic, and social landscape of Lawrence. We do this with a growing network of residents and stakeholders who are:

·         Engaged in building family and community assets,

·         Providing each other with caring and mutual support,

·         Building leadership and civic engagement skills, and

·         Engaging in collective action for positive growth and change in Lawrence



by patmola -- 10/1/2012 04:38:42
IssueLab's mission is to more effectively archive, distribute, and promote the extensive and diverse body of research being produced by the nonprofit sector.

The fact is that each year billions of charitable dollars are spent on nonprofit research, research which journalists, nonprofit practitioners, policy analysts, legislators, students, activists, and grant makers all rely on to make better decisions about programs, about need, and about where to spend donated dollars to garner the most impact.

But despite the widespread interest in this work most nonprofit research remains unpublished, hard to find, underexposed, or only partially archived in issue-specific information silos.

The nonprofit sector clearly needs a better solution than the current pie... [Extend]