University Community Collaborative
The University Community Collaborative (UCC) prepares and supports young people on their journeys to become confident, effective civic-minded leaders. Engaging approximately 130 youths per year (ages 14-24), UCC’s programming is distinguished by its emphasis on long-term development, its incorporation of youth leaders into the collaborative’s organizational structure, its social justice/community building orientation and its location on a university campus.
Public Policy Lab
The Public Policy Lab is an intellectual home for researchers who study public policies and the social processes relevant to their development and consequences. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the non-partisan Lab provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of contemporary policy issues, research support for faculty and student scholarship and a mechanism to disseminate participants’ research findings.
The Lab’s colloquia series, conferences, fellowships, and study groups bring together the varied perspectives of scholars from a range of disciplines. Through rigorous research, these scholars address critical policy challenges at the local, state and national levels.