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


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


In the Policy Arena:

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

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

  • Develop Black and Latinx 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 on developing policy ideas


  • Community & Economic Development

  • Community Safety

  • Education

  • Environmental & Health Justice