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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.
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.
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 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.
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