The Center for the Study of the Urban Child
VUU's Center for the Study of the Urban Child is designed to serve as a critically essential resource hub and informational clearinghouse for researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders who desire to improve the quality of life for urban youth through information sharing, dissemination as well as the promotion of child-centered advocacy, research, education, policy development, and evidence-based preventive and interventive programmatic best practices.
By virtue of its mission, which is to translate research into actionable knowledge by articulating best practices; conducting and disseminating research; evaluating, revising, and establishing policy and promoting education in the area of the urban environment and its impact on the developing child, the Center seeks to heighten awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness regarding critical urban child issues in the academic, practitioner and residential communities.
April 12, 2013
The House I Live In - Free Film Screening & Forum
April 25, 2013
Emmett and Trayvon: The Tale of Two Black Boys
The Cosmopolitan Canopy— Race & Civility in Everyday Life"
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Center’s Community Task Force Council
The Center involves community members and professionals who are intrinsically motivated to improve the lives of urban children in Richmond, Virginia, thereby providing coalition support for the Center.
>>Community Task Force Council Members
Executive Planning Committee
Dr. Lisa T. Moon, Director
Dr. Vernita Elliott-Walton
Dr. Sandra K. Flynn
Dr. Weena I. Gaulin
Dr. Julie A. Molloy
Dr. Felecia D. Williams
Ms. Odessa W. Johnson, Admin Assistant
The Center’s activities will include:
Generating, publishing and disseminating research through presentations, exhibits and publications,
Disseminating and distributing information which is supported by relevant research and best practices,
Publishing a quarterly newsletter,
Hosting an Annual Urban Child Symposium,
Conducting professional workshops on various topics (i.e., urban teaching, social advocacy, legal advocacy, policy development, urban planning),
Community Group Development,
Sponsoring pertinent programs and speakers, and
Hosting a Urban Teacher Development Institute
Urban Child Clearinghouse
Search our clearinghouse of recommended resources, books, articles and reports relevant to the growth and development of urban children.
Virginia Union University~ Center for the Study of the Urban Child~1500 Lombardy Street~Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 257-5758 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org