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Historically, undergraduate students and community residents have been underutilized in research. Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) allows for a bidirectional learning process that facilitates the training of both groups so that they can be future researchers who sustain research activities in the community.

In this research, we present how a CBPR project has helped a group of undergraduate students from University of Massachusetts Boston and community residents from Springfield to transform their perceptions about community, research, and working together as a research team.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.