Research Reports

April 15, 2006

By Mattie Weiss. Excerpted from the Introduction: In Chicago, African American youth actively support the rights of undocumented students, while Latino students join Black youth in their fight against racial profiling.

April 15, 2006

Prepared by Gary Delgado, Applied Research Center for the National Rural Funders Collaborative, April 2005.

April 15, 2006

A project of the Applied Research Center’s. Grass Roots Innovative Policy Program. Edited by
Makani N. Themba.

April 15, 2006

Bi-National Research Project on Social Change Initiatives in the Philippines and the United States. By Francis Calpotura, ARC Visiting Fellow, May 2003.

April 15, 2006

Foundation Giving and Communities of Color. By Will Pittz and Rinku Sen.

April 15, 2006

This 116-page study presents general observations, key lessons, and recommendations on a range of multiracial models and experiences from a hard-fought enviromental alliance between whites and Native Americans, to racial profiling in Northern California, to the interplay between different constituencies of color in campaign coalitions, to the challenges and achievements of the Rainbow Coalition.

April 15, 2006

An Evaluation of the Ford Foundation's Collaborations that Count Initiative

April 15, 2006

How California's CalWORKs Keeps Families Poor. For immediate release. July 14, 2003 contact: Menachem Krajcer (510) 653-3415. CDSS Director Rita Saenz on Notice: Investigate CalWORKs Illegal Activities

April 15, 2006

How California's CalWORKs Keeps Families Poor. For immediate release. July 14, 2003 contact: Menachem Krajcer (510) 653-3415. CDSS Director Rita Saenz on Notice: Investigate CalWORKs Illegal Activities

April 15, 2006

How Welfare Reform Punishes the Poor. HOT OFF THE PRESS! Contributions by Leading Experts on Welfare Reform.

April 15, 2006

Welfare Privatization. This report examines the beneficiaries of the privatization of welfare: the corporate elite and other small but growing businesses. The report also looks at the efficacy and failures of the privatization of welfare.

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April 15, 2006

This report is the result of a survey that included 1500 people in 13 states who had contact with the welfare system in the four years after 1996 welfare reform. The report details discrimination in the operation of the new welfare programs based on four factors: race, gender, language, and national origin.

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April 15, 2006

...Welfare Rights and Improvements in Welfare and Related Programs. This report discusses the opportunities and challenges that legal advocates and low income groups would confront in considering litigation to challenge welfare reform policies and practices after 1996. The report examines the role of the courts, issues that arose from key income support programs, access and privatization of welfare, and developing legal resources for litigation.

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April 15, 2006

This report attempts to address questions of quality of life for welfare leavers who were forced into TANF that are often ignored by welfare researchers. The report also suggests important questions welfare researchers could ask to uncover the realities of welfare reform.

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April 15, 2006

This report looks at model welfare policies being promoted by various advocacy groups. Many of the policies are a direct result of actions taken due to the adverse affects that TANF and the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act had on families.

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April 15, 2006

Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities. By Applied Research Center and Northwest Federation of Community Organizations.

April 15, 2006

Despite a surge in discrimination, the crisis for immigrant and refugee communities remains relatively invisible to the general public.

April 15, 2006

Dramatic demographic changes in the U.S. population, evidenced by the 2000 census, have generated a lot of excitement about the potential for multicultural community building.

April 15, 2006

Stories of Racial Profiling and the Attack on Civil Liberties. Community Testimony presented Saturday, May 10, 2003.

April 14, 2006

Testing, Tracking, and Students of Color in U.S Public Schools. © Applied Research Center, February 1999. Principal Researchers: Rebecca Gordon & Libero Della Piana. Additional research by: Phyllida Burlingame, Akilah Monifa & Oliver Wan.