Mission

The Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC) supports the formation of the field of engaged scholarship, putting ethics at the forefront of an inter/multi/trans-disciplinary approach to addressing the needs of aggrieved communities seeking to build a more just and democratic society.   

CCREC partnerships and consultancies are tailored to specific projects, whether at the local, regional, state, national, or international levels.

CCREC’s annual summer institutes are limited-enrollment experiences open to graduate students, early and mid-career engaged scholars, and community partners. The 3-day gatherings are designed to support scholars and partners to develop and strengthen ethical justice-oriented research practices that link together knowledge production and knowledge mobilization. This work is committed to generating truth-based public learning processes that impact democratic deliberation, policy-making, and governance. 

Ethics of Research

A central mission of CCREC has been to support community-driven, justice-oriented research. At the same time, CCREC supports critical analyses of these very modes of research and the complex ethical questions they raise for community-university collaborations specifically and for social science research more broadly.... Read More >>