The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service

The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service

Our Mission

The Collaborative Center fosters campus-community collaborations that advance the public good. We accomplish our mission by connecting faculty, students, and community leaders to work together to promote positive social change and access to opportunity through academic and civic partnerships.

  • Through our various programs/initiatives, Collaborative provides a pipeline of resources to community organizations including faculty expertise, student interns, and funding partnerships.
  • We provide opportunities for students to apply their academic studies to contribute to their communities, learn how to work with diverse populations, and build lasting civic responsibility. Our students mentor, write grants, build capacity, research, advocate, and serve in a variety of ways according to community-identified needs.
  • We offer a unique space for faculty and nonprofit professionals to bring their respective knowledge together to tackle society’s most pressing issues in the areas of access, equity, public policy, literacy, food security, youth development, and arts and culture.

Our Signature Programs

Recent News

The Collaborative's Year End Celebration will take place on April 20th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. This event celebrates the 2016-2017 accomplishments of our students, faculty, and community partners. See the event flyer here

Contact Us

Dr. Maurice Elias Dr. Maurice Elias
Professor of Psychology
Academic Director
Amy Michael Amy Michael
Associate Director
Claudio Mir Claudio Mir
Program Coordinator
Madinah sm Madinah Elamin
Education and Mentoring Coordinator