Research for Equity and Power (REP)
Research for Equity and Power (REP) is a project led by a partnership between Homewood Children's Village and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. The REP Project has been actively engaging youth and adult Homewood residents since July 2019 to explore resident’s definitions of civic engagement, agency, and activism, particularly around the issue of equitable development and resident-driven community revitalization. We are working with residents to understand the capacity residents have to influence upcoming and ongoing changes to their community and strengthen Homewood residents’ ability to influence neighborhood change. The project is also informed by a resident led Community Advisory Board.
Read the abstract from the Society of Social Work Research Conference here