Research Articles, Reports and Datasets

9 Resources

An Evaluation of the National Issues Forum Methodology for Stimulating Deliberation in Rural Kentucky

Deliberation is implicit in the community development literature. Yet it is seldom addressed as a topic in its own right. Deliberation is defined...


  • hyper individualism
  • national Issues Forum
  • public deliberation
  • public dialogue

Annotated Bibliography of Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System

This annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for the food system practitioner, researcher, and...


  • food systems
  • structural racism

Best Practices for Outreach and Engagement to Latino Audiences using Community-Based Programs

The Latino community continues to grow at an increasing rate. Latinos have become the “majority-minority,” and by 2043, minorities will be the...


  • hispanic
  • latino
  • latino outreach
  • latino programs
  • latino youth development
  • minority outreach
  • outreach & engagement

Can the Practice of Mindfulness Reduce Unconscious Racial Bias?

Efforts to create inclusive and equitable settings may be strengthened by including the practice of mindfulness. This short article provides some starting...


  • mindfulness
  • racial bias

Community Issues Gatherings: A Tool For Resolving Controversy

This brief article walks through key considerations around community issues gathering.


  • community
  • controversy
  • issue gathering

Cultural Sharing or Unintentional Racism?

If you’re involved with creating activities, camps and other events, be careful not to let your good intentions turn into potentially harmful acts...


  • cultural programs
  • exploitation
  • microaggression
  • racism

Journal of the Community Development Society Special Issue: Turning the Tide on Poverty

Nearly seven years of work to promote civic engagement in high poverty counties has led to rich insights into where and how this...


  • champions
  • civic engagement
  • poverty
  • race relations
  • ripple mapping

Moving from Debate to Dialogue

The article outlines key differences between debate and dialogue, and also provides links to additional resources.


  • community
  • debate
  • dialogue

Now Is the Time

This report provides practical tools for identifying and assessing diversity on your campus, including an innovative, self-administered reflective questioning process to identify strengths,...


  • diversity
  • higher education