Research & Advocacy Grants Program
NOTE: The small grants program is not funded for 2010-2011. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
PRRAC's Small Grants Program for Research/Advocacy funds social science research tied directly to ongoing advocacy projects. Our purpose is to support, encourage, and disseminate action-oriented research; to make connections between and among those who engage in action, advocacy, organizing and research; and to build public awareness about the various dimensions of and challenges faced by those at the intersections of race and poverty.
The grants in 2006-2009 were funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with additional support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Last year's Small Grants program focused on the Seattle-King County region. We are convening all grantees on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Seattle University. Contact Chester Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
"The effect of displacement and spatial relationships on access to comprehensive pediatric health care," submitted by the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, Seattle.
"New Beginnings: The Path to Affordable Housing for New Immigrants to Southeast Seattle," submitted by Amy Clark, Wash. Low Income Housing Alliance.
"Comparative analysis of neighborhoods which have faced or are currently facing annexation," submitted by Columbia Legal Services and the White Center Comm. Dev. Assn.
"Securing the Spectacular City: Sweeps and the Suburbanization of Homelessness," submitted by Adam Hyla, Editor, Real Change.
"Assessment of Kent School District’s Use of Discipline," submitted by the ACLU of Washington.
"Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Care," submitted by Washington CAN! Education & Research Fund.
"Seattle Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Participants’ Experience in the Housing Market," submitted by Martha Galvez (NYU Furman Ctr. for Real Estate & Urban Policy).
"Impact of Tenant Screening Policies on People of Color in King County," submitted by John Midgley, Columbia Legal Services.
"Maintaining Social Networks in a Gentrifying Community," submitted by Deidre Bowen, Mako Fitts, Gary Perry, Seattle University.
"New Curriculum Modules on Racism & Health for Environmental Justice Youth Corps Program in South Seattle, Washington," submitted by Linn Gould, Just Health Action.
Thanks to another generous grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we are pleased to announce the following Small Grants for 2007:
The Current State of Union Organizing at the Turn of the Millennium: Unionization as an Anti-Poverty Strategy and Successful Strategies for Organizing Workers of Color: Asst. Prof. Dorian T. Warren, Columbia Univ. Political Science & Public Affair & Kate Bronfenbrenner, Director of Labor Education Research, Cornell Univ. School of Industrial & Labor Relations.
Indicators of School Re-Segregation in Response to United States Supreme Court Decisions Concerning Consideration of Race in School Assignment: Cedar Grove Inst. for Sustainable Communities, North Carolina.
Resisting the Raids: A Community Documentation, Action Research and Advocacy Project: Community Writing & Research Project, PRAIRIE Group, College of Education, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago & The Telpochcalli Community Education Project-Chicago.
Technology of Mobilization Project: National Center for Schools and Communities, Fordham University, with the Bronx-based Sistas and Brothas United (SBU)
Zoning Barriers to Fair Housing & Educational Equity in Metropolitan Boston: Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston.
Moving Forward: Supporting Voucher Portability in Illinois: John Bouman, Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law & Housing Action Illinois
Empowering Poverty Advocates: Support for Hands-On Training for Legal Services Advocates in GIS Race Mapping: Legal Services of Northern California.
The following PRRAC grants were made possible by generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation:
Reports on the research supported by our grants and the follow-up advocacy work aided by this research will appear in
later issues of Poverty & Race. Further details about and contact inf. for these projects is available from us on request
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