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Other Poverty Centers

Poverty research centers that have received federal funding

Other centers for poverty research

Center for Health and Social Inequality Research (CHSIR) at Portland State University

 "The Center for Health and Inequality Research at Portland State University brings a renewed effort to tackling some of the nation's toughest health and social issues. Racial and ethnic minorities continue to experience significant disparities in health, health care access, and the receipt of culturally appropriate health services. There is a growing recognition that improving the health of vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, low income populations, and women and children depends on shifting from an individual to a broader social, economic and political understanding of health. The Center, housed in the Department of Sociology, draws on the unique strengths of researchers who are committed to expanding the understanding of the causes and consequences of social inequities, and providing policy-relevant research to reduce them."


 "MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor. We design and study new approaches to the problems confronting public education; low-income children, families, and communities; and low-wage workers and people with serious barriers to employment."

The Center on Work, Poverty, and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina

Housed at the University of North Carolina School of Law, this Center sponsors research and organizes programs such as Access to Justice in North Carolina. It also sponsors outreach and connections with community organizations.


A "virtual center" online that exists to encourage communication between the academic study of religion and those active in global issues of poverty and hunger. Includes links for academic resources, bibliographies, and community resources.

The Carsey Institute

"The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. We give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities."

Center of Concern

"The Center of Concern is a faith-based organization working in collaboration with ecumenical and interfaith networks to bring a prophetic voice for social and economic justice to a global context. The Center is both a provider of information and analysis as well as a catalyst for launching projects to address issues or opportunities that advance an authentic human development agenda. Through analysis, education, advocacy and capacity building, the Center challenges structural injustice and promotes innovative economic alternatives."

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development 

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University. The Center "seeks to address the problems of persistent and concentrated urban poverty and is dedicated to understanding how social and economic changes affect low-income communities and their residents. Based in Cleveland, the Center views the city as both a tool for building communities and producing change locally, and as a representative urban center from which nationally-relevant research and policy implications can be drawn."

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