research

Using participatory methodologies we can help you measure your impact.  By engaging youth and community members in evaluating your programming you can set authentic and strategic goals and improve impact and outcomes.  We develop formative and summative reports to help you share your story in a way that helps shape your narrative.

We also specialize in Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and community action research projects.  To collaborate and/or receive consultation and support please contact us below:

Queens Speak 

A Youth Participatory Action Research Project exploring Critical Post Traumatic Growth among Black female students in the school to prison pipeline.

Power of Now 

The Power of Now is a youth led docu-series exploring youth activism in the Sacramento area.  This docu-serieis will be released in summer 2020

MBK-U

We call elected officials and systems leaders to commit to working collaboratively across the educational pipeline in order to improve outcomes and educational opportunities for

boys and young men of color in

the Sacramento region.

Youth Healing

Local high school and college students are researching & exploring best practices related to culturally relevant healing spaces and peer-to-peer mental health support. 

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Artifical Intelligence

Jody S. Johnson, JD., Director of Research & Policy Development is exploring equity & ethical risk management.  He is interested in how machine learning and artificial intelligence impacts our most historically marginalized communities.

Homeless Youth

Dr. Ault & her colleagues recently published a qualitiative research study that points to a promising strategy to support unhoused youth.  "Beyond a Bed: Supportive Connections Forged Between Youth Who are Couch Hopping and Adult Hosts" appears in the peer-reviewed journal Child & Adolescent Social Work.