Community-based research enables community organizations to see new perspectives on issues and to obtain the right information to make informed, data-driven decisions.

Program Goals

The Community Assistantship Program (CAP) connects Greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota through community-driven, applied research. The research and technical needs of organizations are matched with student research assistants to carry out community-defined and -guided projects. CURA works with organizations selected for the program to create shared understanding and action based on the results. 

The goals of…