Member Driven Projects
RJC conducts significant and large community based participatory research projects based on our member priorities in which the RJC is the lead. These projects are designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the lived experiences of communities of color and also builds and strengthens relationships amongst organizations and institutions and builds the capacity for community based research. Large project activities include environmental scans, the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, a community based verification process, community generated data and communication and dissemination of research findings.
The RJC provides expert consultation to public and private institutions on the community based participatory approach to racial justice and research. Consultation on research methodology, survey design, the use of data indicators, and culturally appropriate data systems is also available. In the past we have worked with Joint Office of Homeless Services, Portland State University (PSU), West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, and Intertwine Alliance.
The RJC is committed to building the research and evaluation capacity of culturally specific organizations of color to conduct and/or commission research. Capacity building services include training on the community based participatory research approach, trainings about data practices, opportunities to sub contract and take leadership on large research projects, assistance in publication and advocacy.