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      From: Jacobs, Eric [mailto:e.jacobs@...] On Behalf Of arc
      Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:12 AM
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      Subject: Applied Research Center November 2007 Newsletter

       

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      ARC CED e-news

      School of Community Economic Development

       October 2007

      Volume 5, Number 2

      APPLIED RESEARCH CENTER in CED

      School of Community Economic Development

      Southern NH University

      2500 North River Rd

      Manchester, NH 03106

       

      Phone: (603) 644-3151

      Fax: (603) 644-3130

      Email: arc@...

       

      Yoel Camayd-Freixas, PhD

      Director

      Eric L. Jacobs, MA

      Manager

       

      RESEARCH STAFF

      Yoel Camayd-Freixas, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Chris Clamp, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Charles Hotchkiss, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Gerald Karush, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Ravi Pandit, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Catherine Rielly, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Michael Swack, PhD

      Sr. Research Fellow

      Paul Barresi, PhD, JD

      Research Fellow

      T. David Reese, PhD

      Research Fellow

      Jolan Rivera, PhD

      Research Fellow

      Gaamaa Hishigsuren, PhD

      Sr. Research Associate

      Nelly Lejter, PhD

      Sr. Research Associate

      Puneetha Palakurthi, PhD

      Sr. Research Associate

      Antoinette Bolaños, MBA

      Research Associate

      Balu Iyer, MS, MS

      Research Associate

      Deborah Jackson, MA, JD

      Research Associate

      Eric L. Jacobs, MA

      Research Associate

      Richard Koenig, MCP

      Research Associate

      Woullard Lett, MS

      Research Associate

      Patricia Machado, MBA

      Research Associate

      Melissa Nemon, MA

      Research Associate

      David Santiago, MA

      Research Associate

      Charles Rand, MBA

      Research Associate

      Pedro Santiago, MBA

      Research Associate

      Sanjeev Sharma, MS, MBA

      Research Associate

      Miyako Schanely, MBA

      Research Associate

      Rebecca Seib, MS

      Research Associate

      Davaa Sodnomdarjaa, MA MS

      Research Associate

      Sharon Anderson, MBA

      Research Assistant

      Alisa Basco, MA

      Research Assistant

      Lynson Beaulieu

      Research Assistant

      David Carney, MA

      Research Assistant

      Patricia Christensen, MBA

      Research Assistant

      Michelle Foster, MS

      Research Assistant

      Benjamin Frost, MA, JD

      Research Assistant

      Victoria Hu Poirier, MS

      Research Assistant

      Ana Klincic, MS

      Research Assistant

      John Knorr, MEd

      Research Assistant

      Lukumu Matabasi, MBA

      Research Assistant

      Shawn Olson, MBA

      Research Assistant

      Megan O'Neil

      Research Assistant

      Hector Rivera

      Research Assistant

      Karen Song, MA

      Research Assistant

      Victor Vasquez, MPA

      Research Assistant

       

      Weed & Seed Research

      The Weed & Seed Capacity-Building Project, funded by a research grant from the US Department of Justice, involves the eight case studies on best practices. The November colloquium includes presentations by ARC Research Assistants Ana Klincic and Karen Song (supervised by Professors Gerald Karush and Charles Hotchkiss), on their research in Okala, FL, and Aurora CO, respectively.

       

      Aurora received Weed and Seed funding in 1998.  Due to the success of its Weed and Seed strategies, it was granted funding in 2004 for a second site.  Aurora was selected for their programming in all four Weed and Seed target areas: law enforcement, community-orientated policing, prevention & intervention, and neighborhood restoration. Aurora coordinates impressive levels of collaboration and programming that “engages and empowers residents to improve the quality of life in Aurora and to make it a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play.”

       

      Ocala’s strategy consists of law enforcement and crime prevention programs with community revitalization components. Its success responds to its community and organizational infrastructure, leadership, and philosophy. The Weed and Seed grants were used to further local initiatives. Ocala’s  approach involved building trust among community members, government representatives and law enforcement departments to successfully target and prosecute criminals, and develop effective service networks and government partnerships to tackle social and economic issues.

       

      DATE: Friday, November 16, 2007   

      TIME: 12:30-1:30 PM (lunch served at noon)

      PLACE: Webster Hall, Southern NH University

       

      This is the first of a series of presentations on the Weed & Seed Project.

       

       

      HUD Dissertation Grant Awarded to SCED PhD Student

       

      Richard Koenig Receives Prestigious HUD Doctoral Dissertation Grant

       

      koenig_richardRichard Koenig, PhD candidate at the School of CED, was awarded a competitive $15,000 Doctoral Dissertation grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development towards his research: “Improving Tenants’ Lives through Affordable Rental Housing: Stepping Stone or Destination.” The USHUD grant is intended to stimulate policy research by encouraging doctoral candidates to pursue research topics in community, housing, and urban development, assist doctoral candidates in the timely completion of their dissertation research, and provide an arena for new scholars to share their research findings.

       

      Richard will also receive a $5,000 award from the Applied Research Center funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Dr. Yoel Camayd-Freixas, Chair of the PhD Program, heads Richard’s Dissertation Committee.

       

      Richard received his MCP in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS in Economics from Wesleyan University. He earned certificates in construction, land use, and real estate finance, is a member American Planning Association and certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Richard recently moved to Detroit where he started a community development consulting firm. He is former CEO of Housing Opportunity Development Corporation, the only community-based affordable housing development nonprofit serving Chicago’s northern suburbs. He ran the agency for nine years and developed over 200 units of affordable housing in twelve projects worth over $30 million.

       

      Richard’s research apprenticeship at the Applied Research Center included studies for Heritage United Way (community indicators and strategic philanthropy), the US Department of Justice (Weed & Seed best practices), and the Latino Diaspora.

      Recent ARC Projects:

      Camayd et al Nashua Consolidated Plan CoverThis Plan prepared for the City of Nashua, provides an assessment of and strategies for housing and community development needs and conditions in the City, with special emphasis on the needs of low-and moderate-income households and those with special housing needs. It includes: Institutional Structure, Monitoring Standards, Priority Needs Analysis and Strategy, Lead Based Paint Strategy, Housing and Homeless Needs Assessment. The research was conducted by Yoel Camayd-Freixas (Principal Investigator), Gerald Karush, Emily Burgo & Nelly Lejter.

       

      Camayd et al MANCHESTER 10 YEAR PLAN coverThis 10-Year Plan for the City of Manchester examines the existing problem of homelessness.  It looks at the service network and makes recommendations for future policy initiatives. The research was conducted by Yoel Camayd-Freixas (Principal Investigator), Gerald Karush, Eric Jacobs and Klaas Nijhuis of ARC.

       

       

       

       

      Copies of these reports are available from the Applied Research Center.

       

       

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      jacobs_ericThe Applied Research Center supports professionals, policy makers and managers through research & publications. ARC offers doctoral students an opportunity to practice and build mastery over research traditions. ARC is headed by Dr. Yoel Camayd-Freixas (l); Eric Jacobs (r) manages the center.

      ARC is grounded in professional practice. It operates a Sponsored Research Program (grants) and a Professional Practice Program (contracts: planning, evaluation, organizational analysis), and offers the following services:

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      §  planning, strategic planning

      §  program review & evaluation

      §  organizational analysis

      §  policy research

      §  financial innovation, analyses

      ·         Geographic Information Systems, maps

      §  demographic analysis

      ·         case studies: innovation, best practices

      §  analytical focus groups

       

       

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