Communities Creating Healthy Environments' broad, holistic scope requires a highly collaborative structure which consists of leadership provided by The Praxis Project and our technical assistance team.
a. Technical Assistance Team
Our current team of technical assistance providers have been drawn from the country's leaders in grassroots organizing, capacity building, research and evaluation, communications and new media.
Alliance for a Just Society addresses economic, racial, and social inequities by executing local, state and national campaigns and building strong state affiliate organizations in its national network of 15 racial, social and economic justice organizations nationwide.
The Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) is a cutting edge research organization founded in 1993. Since its inception, BMSG has led in the communications research field by developing participatory research methods that support social justice initiatives in effectively communicating values-based, tested messages.
Loyola Marymount University's Applied Research Center (LMU-PARC) is modeled after the evaluation tradition of The Imoyase Group, a leading evaluation and action research organization whose diverse, multi-disciplinary team boasts several languages including Spanish, Thai, Amharic and Cantonese. Their participatory-based approach to evaluation and action research is grounded in their extensive experience in conducting research to support social change initiatives.
Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education (SCOPE) develops multi-dimensional approaches that reduce and eliminate structural barriers to opportunities for poor and economically disadvantaged communities and communities of color.