Community Research Services

Partnering with communities

We partner with communities as a fundamental “bottom line” to conducting any kind of research inquiry. Developing relationships and listening to community voices is critical to our approach; we value community practice as much as academic research.

Building capacity through staff mentoring and training

We believe that communities have a wealth of untapped potential to use research techniques to build better practice. Finding that potential and nurturing its growth are cornerstones of our process.

Playing a “translator” role between research and community cultures

The cultures of community and academia sometimes seem miles apart, and can appear to be in conflict. Having worked in both, we provide a bridge between these cultures, bringing the best of both worlds together for a stronger research practice.