Community-academic teams meet to discuss collective research goals with U-M’s Detroit Community-Academic Research Center.

Poverty Solutions’ action-based research is focused on partnerships, pilots, and even large-scale programs that determine what is most effective at preventing and alleviating poverty. We seek to support strong partners and opportunities to improve the functioning of many different systems to enhance opportunity at many different levels. The two keys are that this is done in partnership—the agenda is set collaboratively with our community partners—and that the goal is concrete change based on data, evidence, and analysis.

Explore our work on affordable housing, health, economic mobility, homelessness, state and city partnerships, youth engagement and more by navigating the links at the left.