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As part of a Community Change Collaborative project in 2022, IPG Director Max O. Stephenson, Jr. (far left) watches community stakeholders in Critz, VA, a small rural community in Patrick County, participate in a voting process to prioritize design elements for a proposed community center for underserved and minority youth and residents. This work occurred in partnership with Envision Critz, Reynolds Homestead and the Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC). Photo Credit: Andy Morikawa

Gifts of any amount assist us in our research and community capacity-building efforts as we address a range of policy and governance-related concerns; especially those affecting vulnerable populations at a variety of scales and geographies. Contributions to the Institute can provide essential seed funding for community-based projects that lead to larger, externally funded projects. Our research and praxis over time has included activities such as:

  • Partnerships with an array of local organizations in the New River and Roanoke Valleys and Piedmont Region in Virginia to develop a continuum of care for people with substance use disorders. 
  • Ongoing data management and outcome evaluation for programs serving adults with serious mental illness, substance use or co-occurring disorders and children with severe emotional disturbance.
  • Implementation and evaluation of workforce development programs that promote vocational readiness and employment opportunities for low-income parents and formerly incarcerated individuals. 
  • Technical assistance, capacity building, and evaluation for programs offering low-income and recovery housing, including the applied translation of housing research for community-based settings.
  • Work with a non-governmental organization in Rio de Janeiro, Redes da Maré, to help it design and deliver services to the Complexo da Maré favela population of 140,000 in that city.
  • Collaboration with colleagues at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University in Maán, Jordan to investigate the needs of a migrant farmer group comprised of refugees of the Syrian Civil War so as to position those families for needed services.
  • Collaboration with colleagues from the University of Fondwa in rural Haiti to help them build their research capacities and to document the implications of their agricultural research and outreach for the subsistence farmers the university serves.
  • Hosting an array of speakers as part of our ongoing research into social change dynamics to share their insights and experiences, including via a new podcast series, “Social Science for the Public Good.”

Please see the 2022-2023 Annual Report for more information about our work.

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