CAO is making major investments in Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to establish research centers and produce new research on the barriers to opportunity in fragile communities.

Our faculty-driven centers focus on individual research priorities addressing education, criminal justice reform and economic mobility. The goal? To understand the challenges in fragile communities and develop research-based solutions to empower residents so they can have greater access to opportunities.

CEO finds ways, through research, that families in fragile communities can obtain greater access to high-quality K-12 education.

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CJR produces innovative, evidence-based solutions to criminal justice reform and address challenges in America’s criminal justice system faced.

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CSEM works to reduce barriers to economic mobility through innovative policy solutions to improve the lives of residents of fragile communities.

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