Community Impact Initatives
SJREI works with community partners to engage in social impact initiatives. The impact initiatives will be guided by the research, writing, training, and advocacy to provide direct assistance to individuals and communities in need. The impact initiatives will further be guided by the needs of the community as expressed by people directly impacted by social injustice and racial inequity, and community advocates and partners. Impact initiatives could include: partnering with community organizations and minority entrepreneurs to address food deserts in minority and low-income communities, organizing with tenants a strategy for housing reform and homeownership, working with community groups to explore restorative justice approaches to policing and incarcaration, and working with health care providers to develop policies for reducing racial disparities in health care.