Scaling Up a Place-Based Employment Program: A Jobs Plus Evaluation

October 28, 2017

Public housing developments are among the most economically-challenged communities in the United States. In fact, many public housing residents face substantial barriers to employment and advancement. Jobs Plus, an initiative of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), … Continued

CURS Welcomes New Faculty Fellows

October 27, 2017

  Photos above (left to right) Xiaodong Chen, Julia Haslett, Adam Lovelady, Allie Thomas. Xiaodong Chen, assistant professor of geography, researches coupled human and natural systems, as well as research on how human activities affect the natural environment, how human livelihood … Continued

How Protest Works

October 24, 2017

“Do protests and social movements matter? Do they really bring about change?” asks CURS Faculty Fellow Kenneth “Andy” Andrews, professor and chair of sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill, in the October 21, 2017 New York Times Sunday Review. “Answering this question … Continued

A Place Called Home: The Social Dimensions of Homeownership

October 20, 2017

Roberto Quercia, director of UNC’s Center for Community Capital (CCC), and former CCC Researchers Kim Manturuk and Mark R. Lindblad recently authored A Place Called Home, the first book fully dedicated to a rich, rigorous analysis of the social impacts … Continued