Making a DifferenceCommunity Research
One way to support real and lasting change for the better is to be certain that you understand the complexity of the problems a community faces and that your efforts are effective. Urban Alliance provides community research and analysis, as well as training other organizations how to use research tools effectively to improve their own efforts.
Example Research Projects
Community Needs Assesment: Food Security, Mental Health & Service Needs Among Residents
Offering More Than Food with Coaching
An Outcome Evaluation of Food Pantries Implementing the More than Food Framework
Hartford's Northeast Neighborhood Food Survey Report
Sharing what We Know
Providing Training and Resources
Urban Alliance regularly provides training to UA Network Partners and other regional organizations about various topics, including Community Research. From training opportunities like Using Surveys to Understand and Celebrate Impact to free, downloadable resources available in the resource library, UA strives to bring best practices, effective procedures, and vital information to the people who need it most.
Research & Surveys Handouts
You Can Make a Difference
If you want to be involved in data-driven best practices and ensuring that local programs are continually improving based on feedback and research, we would love to join with you in that effort.
Volunteer with UAServe
Good research means collecting good data! UAServe may be able to connect you with an organization that needs help collecting surverys or with data entry.
Invest in Community Research
Resources of time and materials spent on research are investments that multiply over time. Your gift supports all of UA’s efforts, including Community Research.