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KU Awarded $1 million to Help Connect Underrepresented KC Youths With ‘Out-of-School’ Opportunities

A team led by KU researchers has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help underrepresented Kansas City youths connect with transportation services for enriching out-of-school opportunities. KU is partnering with a number of organizations on the project, including the…

Grant-Funded Collaboration Between KCK Community and KU Aims to Reduce Youth Violence

Youth violence in the U.S. is a leading cause of death for young people and leads to 400,000 nonfatal injuries each year according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

ThrYve Partnering in KU Grant Awarded to Study Transportation Needs for Underrepresented Youths in KC Area

The University of Kansas has received a federal planning grant for a project aimed at helping Kansas City leaders figure out how to connect underserved teens to out-of-school activities and opportunities. Under the guidance of Dr.

REVIVE: A collaboration to help reduce youth violence

REVIVE, or Reducing the Effects of Violence through Intervention and Victim Empowerment, is a collaboration among the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, Wyandotte County Community Correc

Examining the Capacity of the Juvenile Justice System in Wyandotte County’s Judicial District #29

The juvenile justice system for JD #29 in Wyandotte County was examined with the aim of enhancing the capacity to systematically collect and use data to inform decision-making.

KU Researchers Develop New Toolkit for Social Justice Action

The Justice Action Toolkit distills the helpful resources from the Community Tool Box for those seeking to create social change.

Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson is the featured guest on American Public Square at Jewell's "Both Sides."

Dr. Watson-Thompson discusses Thryve, a community-level approach to preventing youth violence. Dr.

Researchers Join with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to Monitor and Evaluate COVID-19 Response

Our center is partnering with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and other community organizations to evaluate the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KDHE Maternal and Child Health Opportunity Project Launches

Steve Fawcett and Christina Holt are collaborating with colleagues at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to build capacity and jump start health equity efforts in the state.

KU Researchers Lead Effort to Monitor, Evaluate COVID-19 Response in 47 African Countries

The project — in partnership with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa — is led by the CCHD, a designated WHO Collaborating Centre since 2004. The monitoring system is designed to capture and communicate COVID-19 response

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