CCREC is a University of California multicampus research program and initiative that links inter/trans-disciplinary university researchers, community-based organizations, and policymakers in Equity-Oriented Collaborative, Community-Based Research projects to achieve creative solutions to the interrelated challenges in the economy, education, employment, environment, food systems, housing, and public health. CCREC is committed to incubating and supporting ethically informed collaborative research, preparing a new generation of engaged scholars and community leaders, and creating institutional capacity to build this emergent field.
Victor Becerra is the Director of the Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), where he has worked since 2001. Mr. Becerra has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UC-Santa Barbara and an M.A. degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with a concentration in Social Policy and Analysis, from UCLA. Mr. Becerra's primary interest in urban planning is community development. He is especially concerned with place-based forms of planning, which improve built environments, he... Read More