We support UM's goals to enhance its contribution to the social and economic health of Baltimore neighborhoods by increasing engagement with existing and new community partners. We develop reciprocal relationships with community partners to conduct community-engaged research that informs community practice and community-engaged practice that offers opportunities for research.
In addition, we help mobilize campus resources to address requests from community partners for various forms of service (mental health services, school social work, leadership training and development etc.) and research (needs/assets assessment, program evaluation, and outcome evaluation research).
We also establish inter-professional community-driven research initiatives that address critical social issues identified by community partners bordering the UM campus and beyond. Our research will assist organizations make decisions, clarify issues, assist with policy and improve practice. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating with us on a research initiative.
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