NNIP Partner Example Programs and Resources

Last Updated: May 15, 2024


Example Programs 

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at The University of Minnesota's Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program (Nelson Program)

The Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program (Nelson Program) is a unique opportunity for community organizations to engage with the University to co-create approaches that address these public problems. The Nelson program provides community organizations and metro area government agencies with community-driven, applied student-based research and technical assistance and creates opportunities for shared understanding and action based on the results.


Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Community Bridges program

The Community Bridges program pairs academic study with active fieldwork to address urban inequality and poverty issues.While studying theories and practices on the topics in the classroom, students are also placed with a community organization in one of Houston’s disadvantaged neighborhoods to carry out a research-driven project that aims to reduce poverty in the community. Every spring, sophomore, junior and senior Community Bridges Fellows carry out faculty-supervised research projects that sustainably expand our partner organizations’ ability to address poverty-related issues in Greater Houston while enrolled in a sociology course on urban inequality. Students will earn a total of five upper-level credits while participating in the program. The Community Bridges program has different components in the fall and spring and the opportunity for fellows to apply for two summer fellowship slots and extend their placement through the summer.


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