The first meeting of the Anti-Displacement Community Prosperity Program
  • Also, CURA’s support of anti-displacement work receives the 2024 Kingsley Impact Award
  • And other legislative and policy news from 2024

Housing advocates and place-based community organizations are celebrating a $10 initial million investment from the Minnesota State Legislature in funding the new Anti-Displacement Community Prosperity Program…

In February, we announced that we would not be issuing an open call for projects this summer, in an effort to be more thoughtful and strategic about our work. Since then, we have spent time working to establish more equitable and flexible processes around our application process, project selection criteria, program evaluation, and communication with partners. Important changes to the program include:

  • Year-Round Availability of Kris Nelson Application: We've opted to keep the Kris Nelson application open year-round, offering organizations greater flexibility in navigating the…

CURA is pleased to announce the recipients of this year′s Community Action Research Grant

  • David Beard (Professor of Rhetoric, Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth), lead researcher: A Partnership…

 

This Office for Public Engagement (OPE) panel discussion was produced as part of the University's Research Ethics Week at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 29 via Zoom. The panel discussed ethical implications for research when working with community partners. Panelists include:

  • School of Social Work Assistant Professor Saida Abdi, a 2022 Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center Research Agenda grant recipient who works on cultural adaptation of trauma systems for immigrant and refugee youth;
  • Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Director of Community Based Research C. Terrence Anderson who supports faculty, staff, and…

The Hennepin-University Partnership, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, is accepting applications for the HUP Collaborative Research Assistantship (HCRA). The HCRA provides paid summer positions for six graduate research assistants to conduct applied research with Hennepin County, while partaking in learning opportunities as a part of a multidisciplinary cohort. This program is a unique opportunity to work with an innovative, nationally-regarded local government on research that addresses complex social challenges. Graduate students from any school or department who are interested in engaged research or careers in…

In an effort to be more thoughtful and strategic about our work, we have decided not to issue an open call for summer Community-Based Research (CBR) projects with the Kris Nelson Program. This pause is not a standstill, but a deliberate step toward growth. We recognize the importance of taking this time to restructure our approach, seek feedback from past partners to evaluate the program's impact, and engage in thorough organizing and sharing of past projects. The summer will also be a period for forging…

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for our Community Action Research Grant (formerly the Faculty Interactive Research Program, FIRP). University of Minnesota faculty are critical resources in exploring issues and concerns important to Minnesota, such as the criminal justice system, demography, state or local economic development, education, employment, energy, the environment, health, housing, state and local government, welfare and…

It is with great excitement that we introduce Amy Delahanty as the next director of the Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP). Amy brings extensive experience in cross-sector collaboration and higher education, most recently as the Chief of Staff for the National Center for Principled Leadership and Research Ethics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Job postings are open through November 13. Note: If you are having any technical issues applying for these positions, please contact CJ Madsen, CURA's HR generalist.

West Broadway Business and Area Coalition: Cultural Enrichment and Community Development Initiative on West BroadwayJob ID: 358358
 West Broadway's cultural corridor research project engages the North Minneapolis community to identify businesses and traditions that enrich cultural identity. Insights from residents of all ages inform partnerships with stakeholders, enabling development decisions and fostering…

The Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds the power and capacity of community-based organizations to create social change through partnerships with the University of Minnesota. We match the research and technical needs of organizations with student research assistants to carry out community-defined and community-guided projects. CURA works with…