We have trained 30+ undocu-researchers from the university, local community colleges and community at large. We are collecting data now for Phase 1 of three phases of this research project:
We are also writing our own grant proposals.
This project is supported through grassroots efforts, small grants, and volunteers.
We have written a book length manuscript and have a contract with Rowman & Littlefield. The manuscript is out for external review. We are awaiting feedback to do another revision.
We have launched our extended hackathon (Fab Fridays) for the NSF SSTEM Program that is geared to high financial need, high academic potential Computer Science students. Co-PI's are Dr. Youwen Ouyang (Computer Science Chair) and Dr. Geoffrey Gilmore (Associate Vice President of Student Affairs). Data collection is in progress. Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibáñez is part of the curriculum and planning team, a grant co-director, and embedded Sociologist.
We have wrapped up data collection for this large project on Latinx community members and their civic engagement. Our study tested the efficacy of an 8 week curriculum geared toward low income and Spanish speaking community members who have little formal education. We surveyed civic knowledge, behavior, and attitudes before the intervention, at the end of the intervention, and three months after the intervention. We have 320 participants in our sample.
We have concluded outreach (Fall) and are finalizing our instrument to collect data on an 8 week course specifically geared to facilitate the civic engagement of elders in the Latinx community. This study is based off of Year 2 findings for our other CNCS funded project. We have partners in Vista, Escondido and Fallbrook where we will host the classes for the elders. Similar to the above study, we will conduct a survey that encompasses civic engagement, health, and technology at three points: before the intervention, at the end of the intervention, and three months after the intervention.
This project supports high-risk, multicultural (majority Latino) males and their families in North San Diego County, California by providing educational and prevention services aimed at addressing social determinants of health and promoting culturally relevant community policing approaches in order to reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. We are providing wrap-around interventions based on a cultural wealth model from Latinx Critical Theory and have multiple partners in our region to help us deliver the program. We have MOUs with area school districts to help us recruit students to the program. IRB has been approved and we are about to enroll our first cohort.
We are delivering the Homie UP curriculum to re-entry populations in North County. We have a close partnership with re-entry homes in the region to serve men and women. We also collaborate with the organization, Pillars of the Community (POC), based in South San Diego. Classes are on-going and taught by members of the NLRC and POC.
We attend collaborators meetings and have one-on-one meetings with San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) program officers. We are facilitating community input for the 2020 Plan.