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]

InterRelations Collaborative

The InterRelations Collaborative was founded as a research and educational organization in 1991 in response to a rise in intergroup conflict in New York City. In 2001, the Collaborative was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting intergroup relations in immigrant and multi-ethnic communities across New York City.

Over the past several decades, major migrations from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa and Asia have added dramatically to the intergroup diversity of resident populations in large metropolitan areas such as New York City. Increased immigration, however, has occurred during times of declining urban resources (due to federal disinvestment of cities and dismantling of urban programs) prompting different groups t... [Extend]

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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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

by urban -- 14/8/2012 11:04:12
The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families that we serve have the resources and support to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. For over 40 years, BCNC has served as a vital link for the Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. BCNC strives to provide the support and resources needed for participants to integrate into American society, while preserving the community's rich culture. Most of those served are immigrant Chinese, with low family incomes and limited English ability.
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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.
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