Philanthropy has shown increasing interest in more equitable approaches to our work. Impactful social change requires centering the voice and desires of communities. But how can community members play a lead role in defining both the change and the means of change they wish to see?
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a collaborative method of investigation interrogating social problems using the participation of directly impacted people to find solutions. PAR aims to bring about social change in service provision and public policy. Ultimately, PAR is a uniquely inclusive, equitable, and just research and engagement method. The only barrier is expanding our lexicon in how we define research and who gets to do it.
Funders today are supporting PAR because traditional research methods often leave our community members out of articulating the issues and finding and implementing the solutions. Join us as we feature projects that highlight this approach, providing you with an opportunity to learn from practitioners and youth leading key PAR projects across NYC. Attendees will hear from panelists and participate in small groups to focus on specific questions and explore the method.
- What is PAR and why it is important to include directly impacted people in conducting research
- How communities can define the success of policy and practice changes
- The impact of PAR in reshaping outcomes for formerly court-involved youth and NYC advocates to monitor the implementation of the Raise the Age law
- How PAR is informing the ongoing debate about school safety, accountability and school discipline policies
- Julia Davis, Director of Youth Justice and Child Welfare, Children's Defense Fund
- Sally Lee, Founder & Executive Director, Teachers Unite
- Brett Stoudt, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, Public Science Project
Tasha Tucker, Program Director, Racial Justice, Trinity Church Wall Street
april glad (Moderator), Senior Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation
All interested funders.
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Check-in
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Registration is required by March 17th.
PNY Members: To register yourself or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.
Guests of Collaborators: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email email@example.com with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by whom you were invited. ($150 fee)
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In collaboration with
Philanthropy New York's NYC Youth and Education Funders Working Group