The CCREC leaders (Director, Governance Council, and Fellows) were University of California Academic Senate faculty members. CCREC staff and Affiliated Researchers were researchers, graduate students, and community-engaged scholars working at the intersections of the core areas of CCREC’s concerns: economy, education, employment, environment, food systems, housing, and public health.  

The CCREC national Advisory Board provided strategic guidance, and an array of Affiliated Research Centers and Community Organizations were allied partners.