Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities
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ARCC is guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations, faculty at Northwestern University, and public organizations. We support Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) by providing seed grants, capacity-building workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, partnership facilitation, monthly information and resource updates, advocacy for supportive institutional policies, and other activities. Our core principles include:
- Community priorities: Research addresses priorities identified by communities and brings together knowledge and expertise of community organizations and members with knowledge and expertise of academic partners and the larger scientific community.
- Equal partnership: Community and academic partners participate in all phases or research and share resources associated with the project.
- Action: A key outcome of this approach to research is the ability to make data-driven decisions about policies and issues that affect communities.