Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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Center for Research on Social Change

The Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC), formerly named the Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC), was founded in 1976. CRSC researchers use a combination of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods to undertake empirical investigations into critical social issues in the United States and abroad, with a particular focus on how immigration, globalization, economic restructuring, and development of new technologies are shaping and changing the structure and culture of various spheres within societies throughout the world. Institute research seeks to illuminate the lived experiences of people whose social locations are profoundly affected by broad processes of social change. Over the years, research projects at CRSC have helped to establish new research a... [Extend]

Paper Tiger Television

by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:49:52
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of our public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long-term goal of information equity.

Detroit Future

by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:38:10
Detroit Future is committed to helping educators, community organizers, artists, and entrepreneurs use media and technology to transform education and economic development in Detroit.

by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:36:32
Deep Tech is a research consultancy that investigates the relationship between information and communication technologies, people, and the planet. It uses a variety of methods to answer questions of ICT impact for governments, non-profits, foundations and businesses. Deep Tech communicates complex concepts concerning ICT’s impact to non-experts. It works on multi-disciplinary long-term projects and short standalone projects.


by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:32:57
DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making. DataHaven is a partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a collaborative national effort by the Urban Institute and approximately 40 local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building. We are also a partner of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, a new statewide initiative to further the use of high-quality data in state policymaking.

Citizen Engagement Laboratory

by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:20:17
CEL’s mission is to increase the rate of societal and political change by accelerating tech-savvy, people-powered organizing initiatives, facilitating collaboration across these initiatives, and evolving the model of technology-fueled organizing.

Citizen Engagement Lab seeks to advance the field of civic engagement and movement building because we believe that when people act together to assert their rights and hopes, we can advance towards a more just and sustainable society.

Allied Media Projects

Allied Media Projects cultivate media strategies to promote social justice. AMP grew out of the annual Allied Media Conference, which began in 1999 as a celebration of independent publishing and do-it-yourself culture. The AMC has expanded to a large and diverse gathering, offering hands-on trainings in a wide-range of media practices, from breakdancing to video-blogging to building radio transmitters and wireless mesh networks. The AMC fosters strategies for how these practices can support and inspire grassroots organizing for social justice. The AMC has become a one-of-a-kind convergence point for the most visionary and effective media-based organizers from across the U.S. and beyond, who come to Detroit every year to teach and to learn.

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