Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

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

Filtering by Category: Race & Ethnicity

Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Fairfield University, Santa Clara University and Loyola University Chicago have partnered and received a grant from the Ford Foundation to explore experiences of undocumented students at Jesuit universities. The project seeks to better understand challenges and obstacles faced by undocumented students and ways of eliminating those barriers. The project has several short-term and long-term goals.
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Three City Youth Policy Research in Action Project

In response to the split decision supreme court ruling in 2006 that struck race from consideration in school district reintegration initiatives, CURL partnered with researchers from the University Of Michigan School of Social Work and St. Louis University School of Public Policy Studies to conduct youth led participatory action research projects with high school students from metro Detroit, metro St. Louis and the Chicago land area.
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Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities History

The Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities was a nationally recognized fair housing organization founded at the end of Martin Luther King's Chicago Freedom Movement in 1966. For 40 years the Leadership Council fought against racial segregation in Chicago and around the country through litigation, direct housing assistance services and educational programs for real estate professionals. In 2006, the Council was disbanded for financial reasons. CURL has been working to collect an archive of information, interviews and documents about the history of the Council.
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