Centers and Research

Faculty, staff and students at Jane Addams College of Social Work comprise a diverse community involved in a variety of research, evaluation, training, advocacy, and service activities aimed at improving the lives of poor, urban populations. We are also engaged in partnerships with communities and organizations to promote social and economic justice and to improve the quality and effectiveness of social programs and services. To learn more about our current activities, scroll down and click on the listings that follow below. 

We must recognize and understand the experiences of young Black men as a first step in encouraging them to feel hopeful and empowered.

Faculty Researcher Henrika McCoy, PhD


Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research

The mission of the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research Center is to engage in University-community partnerships which advance knowledge about effective social welfare policies, programs, and services and promote social, racial and economic justice. As an administrative unit of the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Center involves faculty and staff in public service and research activities which address the social conditions and needs of urban communities, families and children, especially those who are poor.

Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center (MLHRTPC) 

Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center (MLHRTPC) is working to improve the health status of Latinos and other racial/ethnic minorities. MLHRTPC has engaged in research, training, community education, and policy work since its inception. Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and other racial/ethnic individuals, groups, and organizations have benefited from our research, community-participatory assessments and more.

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