Research/Evaluation Partnerships

Coordinated Community Student Survey (C2S2)

C2S2 is part of a longitudinal, comprehensive research project that aims to evaluate the impact of school health programs in Genesee County.

For more information, contact Jessica Barnes at, or visit the C2S2 website.

Promoting Academic Success (PAS)

This Promoting Academic Success initiative is designed to improve educational outcomes for African American, Latino, Asian, and American Indian young boys. In partnership with the Lansing School District, the grant-funded project focuses on teacher professional development, mentoring, extended school options, and parent and community involvement. A number of educational materials produced through PAS are now available for downloading, including:

For more information, contact Patricia Farrell at

The Maltreated Infant/Toddler Court (MITC) Program

The Maltreated Infant/Toddler Court program aims to raise awareness, increase knowledge and skills, and improve the capacity to meet the needs of maltreated infants and toddlers, ages birth to three, and their families involved in the child welfare system using a multidisciplinary array of services designed to enhance attachment dynamics, improve parenting capacities, reduce risk factors, and promote permanency for children. Michigan State University is partnering with the MITC program to develop a strong base of research regarding the effectiveness of the program.

For more information, contact Jessica Barnes at

Tools of Engagement Research Project

This is a multi-university partnership to examine Tools of Engagement, a series of online modules designed to introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement. The research project investigates the usability, learning, behavior, and organizational benefits of the modules, keeping in mind other factors that may influence their effectiveness.

For more information, contact Bob Brown at

Wiba Anung

Wiba Anung is a collaborative of Michigan State University, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and Bay Mills Community College developing a long-term community-based participatory research and program development partnership to improve outcomes for children enrolled in Michigan-based American Indian Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Wiba Anung aims to insure that all teachers in American Indian Head Start and Early Head Start have high quality training with a minimum of a bachelor's degree and specialized training in early childhood education and culturally relevant curricular content. UCP provides consultative support in research design, implementation, and use of results for program improvement.

For more information, contact Patricia Farrell at

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