Community Assistance Research (CARe)

Community Assistance Research (CARE)


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CARE is a Community-Research Partnership that aims to improve the lives of low and middle income populations in the DFW area through evidence-based research. Building interdisciplinary, multi-institution, community-based collaborations is essential to this agenda. Please read our mission statement for more details.  CARE is built upon a model of mentored student involvement with collaborating faculty and staff from diverse disciplines.

Key Projects

Food Insecurity: In order to inform efforts to increase connectivity between the population and health care systems, CARE collaborators are researching the impact of insufficient food access among low-income populations.

Urban Housing Markets: Researchers are examining the relationship between housing markets neighborhood quality and household outcomes.

Neighborhood Peer Effects: CARE researchers are analyzing the effects of both peer-to-peer interactions, shared environment, and socio-demographic characteristics in order to understand how individuals in low-income areas affect each other, and to inform efforts that seek to promote welfare-enhancing behaviors.

Program Evaluation: CARE researchers are involved in a variety of program evaluation studies.



UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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