ABOUT THE THE NEW HOOD

MISSION

Empower urban Black and Brown communities through community-based policy ideas, research, and solutions.

VISION

The New Hood envisions a world in which urban Black and Brown communities are thriving through policies they created.

OBJECTIVES

In the Policy Arena:

  • Elevate community voices in Black and Brown hoods on policy issues that impact them

  • Provide a platform for Black and Brown scholars from the hood

  • Develop Black and Brown policy professionals from the hood


In the Community:

  • Imagine what “the hood” could be, and develop policy proposals to bring those dreams to fruition

  • Use the power of academic research to address policy questions stemming from the community

  • Collaborate with community members – particularly teenage youth – on developing policy ideas

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Community & Economic Development

  • Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Environmental Justice