Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

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

Lawndale Christian Safety Net Learning Collaborative Evaluation

This is an evaluation for a consortium of safety net health care centers in Chicago and northern Illinois, led by the Lawndale Christian Health Clinic. We plan to assess the implementation of a new training and leadership program in relation to management and staff. We will also assess if the project has improved patient reports of satisfaction and impacted their wait times among other measures.

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Strategies for Using Whole School Climate Prevention to Support the Morale of Staff

The purpose of this proposed research is to develop specific strategies for using whole school climate prevention to support the morale of staff when experiencing unexpected change which increases teacher’s stress and may have a negative impact on student’s learning.  These findings will be the result of a mixed method study of an urban middle school that was targeted for downsizing in a large urban district and is now implementing school-wide prevention for behavior problems. 

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