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"Developing a Neighborhood-Focused Agenda: Tools for Cities Getting Started" by Grant Jones (Note: the above link will take you to their publication page. Scroll down for the report.)- This new guide provides useful "tools" for U.S. cities working on neighborhood issues. Created by Grant Jones, Piton Foundation program officer and 1999 Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellow, it offers practical advice about the steps that are key to developing an effective neighborhood agenda. This includes how to solicit stakeholder input and involvement and finding and using data about neighborhoods to set priorities ... More

Institute For Science and Interdisciplinary Studies - ISIS's diverse projects address the sometimes direct, sometimes subtle, but always powerful and complex ways in which the sciences affect society and vice versa. ISIS combines theoretical work with action-oriented, community-based pursuits. Our projects provide technical assistance to citizens, undertake original scientific work, and foster new forms of science literacy. Through new democratic coalitions of scientists, citizens, and science analysts, ISIS is pioneering a new kind of scientific inquiry for the 21st century. Changing our world with science demands, in turn, changing the sciences themselves to meet that awesome responsibility. Also see, Muddling Through: Pursuing Science and Truths in the Twenty-First Century by Herbert J. Bernstein, Mike Fortun.

The Institute for Community Research -- A nexus of innovative research and community enhancement programs, ICR is at the vanguard of ethnographic AIDS and substance abuse research, youth enrichment, urban and heritage arts, women's empowerment, and more. Also, see the Ethnographer's Toolkit.

Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium - The Consortium seeks to understand and assess collaborative efforts involving natural resource issues and community development.

The Development and Maintenance of Community Research Partnerships by Jean J. Schensul, Ph.D., Institute for Community Research

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  • Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR) connects Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhood-based revitalization organizations to Twin Cities university resources. The primary goal of NPCR is to enhance the capacity of Twin Cities community-based organizations by providing relevant applied research and technical assistance.
  • West Harlem Environmental Action Community Risk Maps -- The first step toward environmental justice must be an awareness of the hazards. WEACT has an ongoing commitment to enhance community awareness of environmental hazards in northern Manhattan.
  • Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) -- Each year, through a citizen participation process, JCCI identifies a number of significant community problems and selects two for concentrated study.
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  • The Institute for Community Research -- A nexus of innovative research and community enhancement programs, ICR is at the vanguard of ethnographic AIDS and substance abuse research, youth enrichment, urban and heritage arts, women's empowerment, and more.
  • The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.
  • Project South is a community-based membership institute that develops and conducts popular political and economic education and action research for organizing and liberation.
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology promotes public policies, new resources and accountable authority which support sustainable, just and vital urban communities.
  • The Policy Research Action Group (PRAG) is a collaborative partnership between four universities (Loyola University Chicago , University of Illinois at Chicago , Depaul University , and Chicago State University) and more than 20 community organizations.
  • The Good Neighbor Project for Sustainable Industries provides technical, legal and strategic support to concerned plant neighbors and workers to prevent pollution and promote sustainable local industries.
  • The Loka Institute -- Making Research, Science & Technology Responsive to Democratically Decided Social & Environmental Concerns.
  • The Swearer Center for Public Service -- A gateway to resources, events, and ideas on service and social change.
  • The Community Research Network -- Annual conference information
  • IARCH: Institute of Action Research for Community Health
  • PARNet: participatory action research


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