Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

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

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Evaluation of Security-Deposit Assistance Program For Low-Income Residents In Milwaukee

(2015)

This report examined a security deposit assistance program in Milwaukee that uses the incentive to encourage low-income residents to move to higher opportunity, lower poverty neighborhoods. Funded by the Washington DC-based Poverty Race Research Action Council, CURL partnered with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council in completing this project.

In January 2015, the report was published in the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) Civil Rights Research journal.   The report provides evidence that security deposit incentives do help in encouraging low-income families to move to new mixed-income communities providing greater educational, employment, and quality of life opportunities.

Download Final ReportTake a Chance on Me: A Review of the Milwaukee County Security Deposit Assistance Program

Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

(2013)

The project seeks to better understand challenges and obstacles faced by undocumented students at Jesuit universities and ways of eliminating those barriers.  This project was done in collaboration with Fairfield UniversitySanta Clara University and Loyola University Chicago.

Download AJCU Presidents' Statement  Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Presidents' Statement - January 2013

Download Executive Summary Immigrant Student National Position Paper Executive Summary 

Download Final Report Immigrant Student National Position Paper Report on Findings

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Impact of Gentrification and Displacement on Different Racial and Ethnic Communities in Chicago

(2006)

In partnership with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, researchers from CURL and multiple Loyola University departments examined the cycle of community reinvestment, displacement and its impact on low income residents, particularly  those living in predominantly African American or Latino communities.

Download Final Report The Differential Impact of Gentrification on Communities in Chicago

Download Executive Summary The Differential Impact of Gentrification on Communities in Chicago Executive Summary

Download Appendix A Data Tables and Maps

Download Appendix B Interview Schedule 

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Native Americans in Philanthropy: A Demographic Profile of Independently Incorporated Native American Foundations and Selected Funds in the United States

(2005)

In partnership with Native Americans In Philanthropy this report gives basic demographic information on 60 grant making entities grouped into three categories: 1) Native foundations that are independently incorporated;  2)  501c3 Native organizations; and  3) tribal funds. These categories capture the variety of Native controlled approaches currently at work in the field.

Download Final Report A Demographic Profile of Independently Incorporated Native American Foundations and Selected Funds in the United States

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Transcending Boundaries: Investigating Domestic Violence among South Asian Immigrant Women (Apna Ghar Project)

(2005)

The Sara Lee Foundation funded a collaborative project between Apna Ghar Inc. and CURL to investigate effective models of service and outreach that are used to address the needs of domestic violence survivors within the context of South Asian immigrant culture and circumstance; the current status of policies and laws impacting immigrant women who access social services; and the incidence and the trends of domestic violence in Metropolitan Chicago, particularly with respect to the South Asian population.

Download Research Brief 

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Download Final Report Hardly a Leg to Stand On: The Civil and Social Rights of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

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Anawim Community Dispersion and Needs Assessment Study

(2004)

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.

Download Report Anawim Community Dispersion and Needs Assessment Study Anawim Community Dispersion and Needs Assessment Study

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American Indian Health Services Needs Assessment Study - Chicago Metropolitan Region

(2004)

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. The team produced a comprehensive needs assessment report including not only the health assessment data but also identified the need for further education and outreach to the American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Chicago Region. 

Download Report American Indian Health Services Needs Assessment Study - Chicago Metropolitan Region

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Native Gathering: A Meeting with Native Americans Elders, Activists, Select Funders and Scholars

(2003)

On June 20-21, 2003, the Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) brought together a group of Native people from across the country to participate in a consultative session designed to help the Foundation develop a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and support indigenous families and communities. With the help of CURL, a report was written up documenting the meeting.

Download Final Report Native Gathering: A Meeting with Native American Elders, Activists, Select Funders and Scholars

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Minding the Gap: An Assessment of Racial Disparity in Metropolitan Chicago

(2003)

In cooperation with the Human Relations Foundation of Chicago (HRF), CURL and the Jane Addams Hull House examined seven quality of life measurements: income, wealth and employment, education, housing, transportation, health, the lives of children and the criminal justice system.  This report, by examining these seven systems, not just one, creates a unique context for understanding both the complexity of these individual systems and the relationships between these systems.

Download Final Report Minding the Gap: An Assessment of Racial Disparity in Metropolitan Chicago

Download Executive Summary Minding the Gap: An Assessment of Racial Disparity in Metropolitan Chicago Executive Summary

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Housing Discrimination and Economic Opportunity in the Chicago Region

(2000)

While there have been improvements over the last thirty-five years in housing opportunities for people of color in the Chicago region, African- and Hispanic-Americans are still concentrated in neighborhoods of weak economic health. Continued racial and ethnic segregation has continuing implications for the social, political, cultural, and economic vitality of Chicago region.  This report presented to the Human Relations Foundation of Chicago demonstrates the reality of such concentrations, and analyzes why they persist.

Download Report Housing Discrimination and Economic Opportunity in the Chicago Region: A Report to the Human Relations Foundation of Chicago

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