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.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Fontes, Mayara; Bravo, Daniela; García, Josibel; Palencia, Aida; Alonzo, Joseli; Rosario, Lina; Fuentes, Norma; Hernández, Tomás; Granberry, Phillip; and Torres, María Idalí, "Beyond Service Learning: Building Research Capacity Among Undergraduate Students and Community Residents" (2014). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 188.