This project engages residents as leaders in understanding and acting on the local definition of civic engagement and the community’s desire to strategically foster equitable development.
‘Youth scientists’ will receive training and information about civic engagement, particularly methods to influence and shape public policy, as they develop an actionable intervention plan.
Researchers will delve into civic engagement conceptually by investigating how community members perceive, define, and experience facilitators and barriers to engaging civically within their neighborhoods.
University of Houston and Texas Southern University
Creating an empirically driven, youth-informed model of mutual aid (i.e., peer programming) for young people experiencing homelessness
The Civic Action for Refugee Empowerment in Cincinnati (CARE Cincinnati) project is bringing together researchers, refugees, and community partners to harness the strengths of the Cincinnati refugee community
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) has made Dudley a nationally renowned model for community control that guides development without displacement