Our Research & Policy Work

CARA conducts research on critical issues in the fields of higher education access and success.

Our goals are to:

  • Model and share best practices in program creation, expansion and evaluation
  • Advocate for city, state, and federal policies that create more equitable pathways to and through college for underserved students in New York City
  • Contribute to theoretical understanding of the social forces that create and perpetuate educational inequity

We draw on quantitative, qualitative, and participatory research approaches to elevate issues of educational justice in the communities where we work, and publish our findings in a range of arenas.

We conduct research in the schools and communities where we work.