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]

Neighborhood Organizing for Change

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:27:58
NOC is a member-led, grassroots organizing nonprofit committed to building power for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. Together, NOC members from across the Twin Cities fight for racial and economic justice. We're building powerful, active campaigns to improve public schools, stop the foreclosure crisis, increase civic engagement, and make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

by urban -- 15/8/2012 07:44:30
As a university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity works to deepen understanding of the causes of—and solutions to—racial and ethnic disparities worldwide and to bring about a society that is fair and just for all people.

Kirwan Institute research is designed to be actively used to solve problems in society. Its research and staff expertise are shared through an extensive network of colleagues and partners—ranging from other researchers, grassroots social justice advocates, policymakers, and community leaders nationally and globally, who can quickly put ideas into action.

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice

by urban -- 15/8/2012 03:58:52
The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School (CHHIRJ) was launched in September 2005 by internationally known legal scholar, litigator and activist, Charles Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The Institute honors and continues the unfinished work of Charles Hamilton Houston, one of the 20th century’s most brilliant legal scholars and litigators.

The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute marshals the resources of Harvard and beyond to advance Houston’s dreams for a more equitable and just society. It brings together students, faculty, practitioners, civil rights and business leaders, community advocates, litigators, and policymakers in a variety of forums, conferences and meetings. Partic... [Extend]

Applied Research Center

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology. Our goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. By telling the stories of everyday people, ARC is a voice for unity and fairness in the structures that affect our lives.

ARC is a national, nonprofit organization with offices in New York, Oakland and Chicago. It has a multiracial team of experts available on a broad range of issues including politics, immigration reform, the economy and jobs.