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Research and Grants

Social work faculty leads major initiative by the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada

Maria Vidal de Haymes has been designated as the Teaching and Research Dimension Coordinator of the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada (JMN-US/Canada). The JMN-US/Canada provides a platform for parishes, schools, universities, social centers, retreat houses, and other ministries rooted in Ignatian spirituality and tradition to come together across provinces and sectors to discuss, …
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BRAVE Summer Camp 2019

The purpose of the BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement) project is to develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative, evidence-based, community-focused, culturally and linguistically appropriate “BRAVE Violence Prevention and Crime Reduction Model” for minority youth that can be readily replicated and utilized in African American, Hispanic and Asian American youth. The project is targeting 100 …
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Partnership, Community Collaboration & Youth Mentoring

A youth-led community forum in partnership with Bright Star Church of Bronzeville was held to share research findings from the Saving Lives, Inspiring Youth Cross-age Mentoring Program.  The program, funded by the Department of Justice and After School Matters and located in four high-poverty, high-crime communities in Chicago, empowered high school youth to mentor community …
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Partnership introduces a seven-year collaborative grant

“The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience” The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada has awarded Dr. Shelley Craig of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, a 7-year, $2.5 million Partnership Grant. This partnership – called the International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) – brings together …
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Impacting Poverty

Dr. Philip Hong and his colleagues traveled to Dublin, Ireland this summer to present and participate in a poster session at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development. Their presentation: “Teams, Tools and Hope-Enhancement Strategies: A Multifaceted Approach to Impacting Poverty,” focused on the findings from research studies conducted by Dr. …
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CROSS selected in top 100 nominees for innovation

Dr. Philip Hong; People’s Choice Award Ballot for the Chicago Innovation Award This past September, Dr. Hong participated in the Chicago Innovation Awards Dinner, out of 519 nominees the judges selected The Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS), to be in the top 100 nominees. This event celebrated all nominees and provided a great opportunity …
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CROSS secures funding

The Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS) secured $120,000 in funding from the Lloyd A Fry Foundation for the Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP)® Institute for agency engagement using the TIP program and psychological self-sufficiency or PSS research. This work will help develop a community network of agencies to lead bottom-up systematic change.