To build the capacity of Community Based Organizations while establishing the community as a recognized and respected institution in collaborative partnerships.
To provide a structure and forum through which Community Based Organizations can exchange ideas, offer services, and develop programs in the interest of the African-American Community and the community-at-large.
To work in cooperation and collaboration with, to support, develop, and sponsor community based welfare projects and programs, that will serve the interest of “The Community” and the community-at-large.
To advocate for and engage in activities of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), community health, social planning, social welfare, interest of individuals, health departments, higher education institutions, agencies, and other groups in or serving “The Community.”
Research interests, projects, initiatives, and programs in an effort to increase the underrepresentation of minority recruitment into critical research and program initiatives.
What We Do
We partner and conduct equitable research partnerships using both community
engagement and community based participatory research principles. We research the plethora of health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color.
We educate the grass-root community, academicians, and other institutional
partners on how to address the historical and cultural stigma centered around research and
community-institutional partnerships. We educate the community to prepare them for
engaging in both research and collaborative partnerships.
We provide training for both community members and researchers that promote effective partnership building in efforts to build and sustain effective research partnerships. Mobilization: We mobilize and empower the community to identify and set it’s own social and health priorities, research agenda, and provide a “think-tank” platform to discuss approaches and solutions to set priorities. We also mobilize the community around research interests, projects, initiatives, and programs in an effort to increase the underrepresentation of minority recruitment into critical research and program initiatives.