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  • Morris Justice Project

    In 2011, neighborhood mothers in the Morris Avenue section of the South Bronx who were outraged by the NYPD’s treatment of their sons, connected with researchers from the Public Science Project, John Jay College, and Pace University Law Center who were interested in studying and challenging unjust policing. The mothers and researchers got together and ...

  • Critical PAR Summer Institute

    The Public Science Project’s 4th Annual Summer Institutes on Critical Participatory Action Research are designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical PAR to graduate students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations AND provide an environment of collective learning and development. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their current work, research interests, and ...

  • An Evening in Honor of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell

    On Tuesday, November 26th, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY GC) will host an event in honor of the life and work of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell, a Political Scientist from New York City whose work, grounded in participatory action research (PAR), focused on cities, urban politics, public policy, and social ...

  • A City-Campus Engagement Theory From, and For, Practice

    This article tells a story of practice, a story of theory, and how each informs and transforms the other through a two-way flow of people and knowledge from a city to a campus and back again. By reflecting with fellow participants on the events and outcomes of a sustained city-campus partnership, the author introduces a ...

  • MIT@Lawrence Partnership

    MIT@Lawrence is a sustained, multi-faceted partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the City of Lawrence, MA, a small, ethnically diverse city 30 miles northwest of Boston. Over the partnership’s 10-year history, faculty and students from many MIT programs have worked together with Lawrence residents, civic institutions and community-based organizations to address problems facing ...

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