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]

East St Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP)

The East St Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) is a program of sustained engagement with distressed urban areas through service learning and action research.

Together with residents and community organizations in severely distressed areas, faculty, staff and students from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign work on highly tangible and visible projects that address immediate and long-term needs.

Since 1987, this program of mutual learning and assistance has been an important part of neighborhood improvement and other community-based efforts in East St. Louis, Alorton, Brooklyn, Centreville and Washington Park, Illinois.


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]