Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Filtering by Category: Community Need / Asset Mapping

Bethel New Life: Community Economic Development

The Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago is working together with Bethel New Life in developing research to benefit the surrounding community. This emerging project will focus on key issues around community and economic development. Research goals will include utilizing GIS technology to create databases of information pertinent to the surrounding and Bethel New Life community.
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Mapping Human Relations Assets for the City of Evanston

The City of Evanston Human Relations Commission and CURL are collecting information on a broad range of organizations in Evanston that contribute to the quality of life and connections among all Evanston residents. Expected outcomes will be an up-to-date listing of organizations and services ranging from youth and senior citizen services to religious congregations and food security.
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Madden/Wells Oakwood Shores Loyola Partnership

CURL participated in a partnership including other Loyola departments (e.g., School of Social Work, Communications, Law School), the residents council of Madden Park and Ida B. Wells housing developments, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), and multiple social service agencies serving the Madden Wells community. A major component of the partnership was to identify community needs and maximize resources in order to best serve the residents as they went through a major life change—whether that entails moving into Oakwood Shores or leaving their home community for other housing options.
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Anawim Community Dispersion and Needs Assessment Study

Anawim Center (currently known as the Kateri Center), a Native American spiritual and cultural center under the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Chicago formed a research collaboration with the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University Chicago and the Office of Research and Planning of the Archdiocese of Chicago for a needs assessment study to determine the whereabouts, needs, and interests of the Native American community in Metropolitan Chicago.
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American Indian Health Services Needs Assessment Study - Chicago Metropolitan Region

American Indian Health Services (AIHS) is a health care organization that provides direct services to American Indians and Alaska Natives in Metropolitan Chicago. The organization sought to undertake a review of the health status of American Indian/ Alaska Native people in its service areas so as to ascertain health needs, per the requirements of its major funding agency, Indian Health Services (IHS). As such, AIHS collaborated with the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University Chicago on a needs assessment study to meet the said requirement.
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