Choose your Bennion Center Experience
You can partner with us, make a gift, or volunteer
Project-Based Proposal, Idea, or Request
Depending on your specific need, we can share it with our CEL faculty and students looking for capstone project inspiration.
Let's meet to discuss how we might be able to partner with you
If you are a community organization and/or non-profit, please contact us to schedule a 30 minute Zoom meeting to discuss what the best options are depending on your needs.
The Community Research Collaborative (CRC)
The Bennion Center proudly supports and encourages quality community-based research (CBR). We want community members and academic researchers to work together in powerful partnerships to uncover, understand, disrupt obstacles as well as excentuate the assets that will lead to more healthy, inclusive, resilient, and just communities.
We want to employ CBR to:
- Translate scientific knowledge into practice
- Support organizing and movement building
- Impact policy
- Guide community and economic development
- Foster learning and personal transformation
- Build trust with communities harmed by past research
- Improve organizations
- Strengthen communities
- Enrich our understanding of the world
Our communities struggle with deep-rooted inequities and global challenges that defy simple answers. CBR is a powerful way to address these challenges by harnessing our collective knowledge, data, and resources.
This report, produced by the U's Community Research Collaborative, offers guidance for both community-based and campus-based practioners and anyone who wants to engage in quality collaborative CBR to strengthen their community.
The U's Community Research Collaborative is composed of researchers, organizers, activists, scholars, educators, and community leaders, who work together to advance quality participatory and action-oriented community-based research. The group and its products are supported by University Neighborhood Partners and the Bennion Center.
Consider joining our committees and advisory board
- Executive Committee
- Advisory Board
- Development and Alumni Committee
- Student Programs Committee
- Bennion Schlars Committee
- CEL Faculty Committee
- Marketing Committee
Click the link below to learn more about serving on our committees.
Drop-in Service Projects
Pick them up from us on campus to do with others or on your own, according to your schedule. We focus on addressing needs in our community with projects that are impactful, but also simple enough that people can pick them up quickly.
Click the link below to view current projects, pickup hours/location, upcoming Service Corner Nights schedule, and more!
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