The Youth Food Program Alliance brings together effective systems change, agriculture, and culinary programs working with young people across CT to build their abilities and resources.
ICR’s work includes research and programming on a wide range of topics related to social justice, disparities, cultural representation, and community partnerships. Our research addresses health and wellbeing across the age spectrum and uses cutting edge social science and participatory research methodologies. Click on the links below for more information and examples of research and programming in each area of ICR’s work:
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OHA and ICR partnered to develop and evaluate a set of training resources to accompany ICR's YPAR Curriculum Adapted for Oregon.
Inter-Generational Culture Gaps, Stress Coping and ATOD Risk and Resilience among Chinese and Other East Asians American (COEAA) Youth
We recruited Eastern Asian community researchers (high school students, college students, parents) from the community as equal research partners.
This study is a supplemental study of NIDA funded R01 research named IDU Peer Recruitment Dynamics and Network Structure in Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS).
Mental Health, Participatory Action Research, Science and Art, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Youth
ICR's prevention program in West Hartford is a collaboration between the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission, Institute for Community Research, West Hartford high school students and school administration, and community members.
Community Alliances, Participatory Action Research, Science and Art, Specialized Methods, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Youth
This youth participatory action research (YPAR) program is a year round youth employment opportunity for economically disadvantaged youth in Meriden, Connecticut, funded by the Workforce Alliance, Inc.
ICR is working with food justice organizations across Connecticut to develop the next generation of leaders in the local food justice movement.