Community Research Consulting Program
Providing information that supports excellence in organizations and programs at all levels
Through its Community Research Consulting Program, the ISYS Center endeavors to direct its research expertise in ways that are immediately useful in the development of policy and the provision of services to children, families, and communities.
Research and consulting services are offered to government and non-profit agencies that serve youth in
order to support a variety of organizational functions, including:
- program evaluation/quality assurance;
- strategic planning;
- community needs assessment;
- program/policy development;
- grant writing.
In addition to providing cost-effective and high quality research services to partner organizations,
the Community Research Consulting Program helps to support the growth and sustainability of the ISYS
Center as a cutting-edge university-based center by:
- Connecting the ISYS Center’s academic environment to contemporary settings and organizations that define the lives of children, families, and communities;
- Providing relevant employment and learning experiences to students;
- Helping to identify new areas for scholarly research.
Selected Current/Recent Projects
Evaluation of First 5 Healthy Development Services Initiative in South Region (for South Bay Community Services)
Completion of Literature Review on Methods for Studying Independent Child Migrants (for UNICEF)
Research and documentation of historical geography of Little Italy neighborhood (for San Diego Little Italy Association)
Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants serving high schools (for Sweetwater Union High School District)
Assessment of school climate and prevention environment in schools (for Sweetwater Union High School District)
Evaluation of equity in Career Technical Education programs (for Sweetwater Union High School District)