Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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 emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work and play.  Our strategic goals are to:

(1) Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges;

(2) Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships; and

(3) Build the capacity... [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 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.
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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]

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]

WGXC Community Radio

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:36:00
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 for local participation with special exhibitions and events, media training for our community's youth and adults, a news blog, and a local calendar of events. Tune in or turn out with WGXC.

This is the first radio station of its kind in our area created by people who live in this community, for this community. WGXC will be an on-air arena where different and conflicting points of view can come together to share perspectives. A local “trading post” for for historic, crea... [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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No More Deaths

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:21:04
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 Immigration Reform and focuses on the following themes:

• Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance
• Witnessing and responding
• Consciousness raising
• Global movement building
• Encouraging humane immigration policy.
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Special Service for Groups

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:12:49
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. This is achieved by developing and managing programs which serve our many communities by encouraging their involvement and self-sufficiency. SSG believes that the needs of groups and individuals cross traditional ethnic, racial and other cultural boundaries. SSG serves as a bridge between people with common needs to identify ways to pool resources for the greater good of all.
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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 local, state and national acclaim for innovation and responsiveness to difficult urban issues. Our work began with revitalization efforts in the neighborhoods of inner Southeast Portland, where we bought and renovated single family homes. Thirty years later, our portfolio of over 1,400 units includes new and renovated plexes, apartment buildings and mixed-use developments located across the Portland metropolitan area. Our volunteer-powered home repair program serves senior and disabled ho... [Extend]

Project NIA

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:43:16
Project NIA offers a new way of thinking about crime and violence. We use the principles of participatory community justice – often called restorative or transformative justice – which has been shown to meet the needs of victims, reduce recidivism, and improve satisfaction with the legal system.

Community-based justice models redefine the goals of the criminal legal system to include the prevention of crime as well as community member involvement in addressing crime. We believe that communities are strengthened when local citizens participate in responding to crime, delinquency and violence because they are more likely to tailor responses to the preferences and needs of victims, perpetrators, and their neighbors.
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